Japan is using scientific research as an excuse to conduct commercial whaling in defiance of an international ban, Australia said on Wednesday at the start of a landmark legal bid to put a permanent end to the annual slaughter of almost 1,000 whales in the Southern Ocean. Australia, with the support of New Zealand, has […]
Last night, Hvalur 8 and 9, two whaling vessels owned by millionaire entrepreneur Kristjan Loftsson, left Reykjavik harbour in Iceland, bound on a north-westerly course for the open Atlantic. Hvalur 8 was last logged at 64 degrees latitude, 23 degrees longitude before it went out of range of commercially available data. Together with its sister […]
While sea-kayaking in Neko Harbour in the Antarctic peninsula, Andrew Peacock captured an extraordinary sight: an inquisitive minke whale passing within arm’s-reach of the flotilla of kayaks. Best of all, he managed to capture the moment on camera. This article was written by Jonny Weeks for the Guardian UK.
The whale watch operator Sea Life Surveys based on Mull has been covering areas of Hebridean waters since 1982 with the main focus being minke whales which arrive in the summer season to take advantage of the abundant food supplies. Part of Sea Life Surveys’ work, along with taking groups out to experience the fantastic […]