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Did fishermen in Iceland kill a rare blue whale?

Jul 15, 2018

Did fishermen in Iceland kill a rare blue whale?

Is it a blue whale or not? The slaughter in Iceland of what is claimed was a member of the endangered species has triggered outrage and left experts puzzled about its true identity. "There has not been a blue whale harpooned by anyone for the ...

Jul 11, 2018

Did ancient Romans whale the Mediterranean?

Ancient Roman hunters may have precipitated the disappearance of gray and right whales from the Mediterranean, a study said Wednesday, suggesting commercial whaling is much older than we thought. Bones belonging to the two species have been uncovered around the Strait of Gibraltar south of ...

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 gesture ...