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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...
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...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...
Amazon River dolphin (Boto)

River dolphins observed playing with anaconda

Researchers in Bolivia recorded an unusual interaction between local rivers dolphins and an anaconda snake...

Earthquake monitors could protect fin whales

Researchers at the University of Washington are to use sensors placed on the seabed to monitor and protect endangered fin whales from being killed or injured in collisions with boats.

The sensors, which are designed to detect earthquakes, are able to also track the low-pitch frequency call of fin whales. By locating the birthing places of fin whales and their patterns of movement, researchers hope that ships could avoid certain regions at certain times to prevent future fatal injury to these huge creatures.