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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...

Large number of pilot whales saved off the coast of Sri Lanka

We encountered a pod of short-finned pilot whales

Over 100 pilot whales have been saved after beaching themselves near the Sri Lankan capital Colombo.

Local volunteers and Navy personnel have been on the scene attempting to rescue the whales and many have been guided back into deeper water, although there is still a risk that some may strand on the coastline again.

Pilot whales can strand in large numbers as they live in very tight social groups and, when a lead individual has made a navigational mistake or one of the group is sick or wounded, the rest of their pod frequently follow that individual towards the shoreline and into trouble.

Recently, over 450 pilot whales stranded in various locations along a stretch of coastline in a remote part of Tasmania in Australia.

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