Category Archives: whale and dolphins

Southern Right Whale

Whale Watching from Space

But not by astronauts or space tourists. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey are using satellite images to detect and count southern right whales (Eubalaena australis). In recent years there have been over 420 deaths of these whales in their nursery grounds at Península Valdés in Argentina. (Out of a population last estimated at 2577 […]

Whale Meat

Whale Meat Stallholders Could Face Jail in Germany

German customs officers have confiscated whale meat snacks being sold by a Norwegian stall at Berlin’s Green Week. The stallholders could face prosecution and up to a 5 year jail term. Following a tip-off, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society brought the sale of the meat to the attention of the German Federal Environment Ministry. […]

Iceland Resumes Whaling for Japan: More Dog Food?

Environmental organisations have strongly criticised the resumption of commercial fin whaling by Icelandic whaler Kristján Loftsson, whose company plans to hunt up to 180 fin whales this summer in an operation backed by the Icelandic government. According to Greenpeace, The first fin whale, a 68 foot long male caught by the whaler Hvalur 8, was […]