Seeing humpback whales breach off Australia’s east coast is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Seeing humpback whales breach off Australia’s east coast is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Humpback whales may grow up to 55 feet long, with pectoral flippers covering roughly a third of their bodies, according to Whale and Dolphin Conservation. They are known for their outstanding acrobatic talents and lyrical whale songs. These massive yet agile whales smack the water with their flippers and tails, creating stunning splashes that captivate […]

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Iceland won’t be killing any whales this year

Iceland won’t be killing any whales this year

Icelandic whaling company IP-Utgerd announced April 24 that it is stopping whaling completely, while the country’s largest whaling firm, Hvalur hf., says it won’t be hunting any whales for the second year in a row. IP-Utgerd, which mainly targeted minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), cited financial difficulties after no-fishing zones were extended off the Icelandic coast, […]

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POLL: Should Iceland be sanctioned for approving the killing of hundreds of whales?

POLL: Should Iceland be sanctioned for approving the killing of hundreds of whales?

Iceland’s being condemned for recently approving the killing of hundreds whales over the next five years. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling in 1986, but like Japan, Iceland continued to use the scientific whaling loophole. After leaving the IWC in the 1990s in protest and returning in 2002, Iceland resumed scientific whaling in […]

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