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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...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

Ancient sperm whale found in landfill site

Remains of an ancient, fossilized sperm whale have been found in a landfill site in the US.

Parts of the skull, a jawbone, a flipper and 18 teeth from the whale were uncovered at the site in Orange County, and are thought to be 10 to 12 million years old.

Back then, the landfill site would have been submerged under an ancient warm ocean that the whale (measuring around 40 feet) would have been swimming through.

Sperm whales  are one of the deepest diving mammals in the world. Typically they make dives of up to 400m, but can reach depths of up to 2-3km. They are also thought to be able to hold their breath for up to two hours.