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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...

Japanese whaling fleet may set sail on Tuesday

Following its decision to restart ‘research’ whaling in the Antarctic, Japanese officials have announced that a fleet of whale hunting ships will set sail as early as Tuesday.

This provocative move has been taken despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice (IJC) calling for the hunts to end on the basis that they were basically commercial whaling dressed up as research, and that they had little scientific merit.