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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...

Tooth fossil discovered belonging to extinct sperm whale

A huge, five-million-year-old tooth belonging to a distant relative of the sperm whale, has been discovered on a beach at Beaumaris Bay, near Melbourne.

The 30cm (12 inch) tooth is now on display at Museum Victoria. The whale, which may have measured up to 18 metres long, similar in size to a modern-day male sperm whale, is thought to have preyed on other smaller whales.

Previously, the only recorded fossils of this whale had been found in the Americas.

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