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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Humpback Whales Spotted Off The Aberdeenshire Coast

Up to three humpback whales have been spotted off the coastline around Forvie (just north of Aberdeen, Scotland) over the past couple of weeks.

This is a rare occurrence with only a few reports of coastal sightings on the east coast of Scotland and northern England each year.  Research indicates that the numbers of humpabacks may be increasing very slightly, possibly as they begin to recover from years of whaling.
 
Humpbacks are more frequently seen in coastal waters in summer months than winter though and tend to be frequently heard out in the Atlantic off the west coast of Scotland in the winter months.

They pass through the waters around the UK as they migrate north to south to feed.
 
Find out more about humpback whales.