145 whales found dead on remote New Zealand beach

Asia Pacific Nov 26, 2018

145 whales found dead on remote New Zealand beach

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said Monday. The stranding was discovered by a hiker late Saturday on Stewart Island, 30 km (19 miles) off the southern coast of ...

Did fishermen in Iceland kill a rare blue whale?

World 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 ...

World 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

National 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 ...