Taiji holds annual memorial service for whales

Apr 29, 2017

Taiji holds annual memorial service for whales

The town of Taiji, known for its whale-hunting traditions, held an annual memorial service on Saturday for whales captured and killed. Some 100 people including fishermen gathered in front of a whale-shaped monument at a park in the town and offered incense in a ...

Whale on California beach will be cut up, sent to landfill

Apr 28, 2016

Whale on California beach will be cut up, sent to landfill

Authorities say the rotting carcass of a 30-ton gray whale that washed up on a California beach will be cut up and trucked to a landfill. California parks officials made the decision Wednesday after deciding it would be impractical to tow the 40-foot (12-meter) ...

/ Jan 3, 2016

Humpback whales slow to arrive in Hawaii

December usually marks the start of humpback whale season in Hawaii, but experts say the animals have been slow to return this year. The giant whales are an iconic part of winter on the islands and a source of income for tour operators. But ...