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Fin whales return to old feeding grounds in Southern Ocean

An exciting discovery by researchers in the waters around Antarctica suggest that fin whales are...
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...

New WDC research reveals story behind whale scars

WDC research fellow and co-director of the Russian Cetacean Habitat Project, Erich Hoyt has revealed that one of the most mysterious whale species form long-term alliances.

By identifying individual whales by scars on their bodies, the recently release research highlights that Baird’s beaked whales Baird’s beaked whales , sometimes called giant bottlenose whales, seem to prefer the company of specific individuals.

Erich calls on all hunting of the species to be halted while more information is gathered about their complex social structure.

Read more on the BBC website here.

More on the Russian habitat project here.