Baird's beaked whale is first catch of season

National Jun 8, 2016

Baird's beaked whale is first catch of season

Fishermen landed the first Baird's beaked whale of the season on Wednesday, local authorities said. The whale, a 10-meter-long female weighing roughly 10 tons, was landed at Hakodate port, Hokkaido, early Wednesday after being caught in the sea off Matsumae, Hakodate, city officials said. Commercial fishermen ...

Rotting whale carcass in Chiba towed to beach

National Aug 5, 2013

Rotting whale carcass in Chiba towed to beach

The reeking carcass of a 22-meter whale that got stuck under a pier at a factory in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, was towed to a beach in the prefectural capital Monday where officials plan to bury it. It is rare for a whale that size to ...