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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...

Pitiful waste – WDC witnesses fin whale butchery

Another fin whale was landed at the Hvalur station at Hvalfjörður this evening, bringing the total this season to 35.  WDC staff, in Iceland to monitor whaling activities, tracked the return of the Hvalur 8 from the whaling grounds and travelled to the remote processing station in time to see the animal, a juvenile male only 12-13m long, towed up the slipway and butchered – only metres from crew family members.