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Japan's Whaling Fleet Set to Embark on Hunt for 333 Minke Whales

World<p>TOKYO — Japan's whaling fleet will leave Tuesday for the Antarctic for a three-month, scaled-down hunt, the government said, despite protests from opponents who say Tokyo has not proven that whales need to be killed for research.<p>Monday's announcement comes days after Japan submitted its final …

Whales

Japan: 'World must agree to disagree' on whaling

Japan's top whaling official has said that Tokyo did its best to meet criteria established by the UN International Court of Justice (ICJ) on whaling. …

Australia protests as Japan resumes whaling

Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he's "very disappointed" at Tokyo's decision to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. But he …

One of the World's Last Remaining Whaling Companies Is Hanging Up Its Harpoons | VICE News

One of the world's last whaling companies has announced that it won't be manning the harpoons this summer, deciding it's too hard to market the meat.<p>Iceland's Hvalur company caught and slaughtered 155 fin whales in the waters of the far North in 2015 — but CEO Kristján Loftsson told the Icelandic …

The Archipelago: Whaling in the Faroe Islands | Faroe Islands

<i>Editor's note: This film is no longer available online.</i><p>The inhabitants of the stunning Faroe Islands pride themselves on their self-sustainability and respectful affinity with their environment.<p>As director Benjamin Huguet films, in sometimes shocking scenes, they are used to raising and hunting …

No fin whales to be hunted in Iceland this summer

Director of country’s biggest whaling company says his fleet will not be hunting this season because of problems exporting the meat to Japan<p>Conservationists are hopeful that an end to commercial whaling in Iceland has moved one step closer following media reports that no fin whales will be hunted …

Whaling

Japan killed 333 minke whales on its latest Antarctic hunt

The last of Japan's four whaling ships returned to port Thursday after a three-month expedition, the Japanese Fisheries Agency reported.<p>Their reported catch represents "a significant increase" over the last hunt, which brought in 252 whales in 2014, according to the International Fund for Animal …

Japanese Fleet Kills 333 Whales In Antarctic Hunt After Defying International Court

A Japanese fleet on Thursday returned to port with 333 minke whales killed in the nation's first Antarctic hunt in two years after defying an international court.<p>The Japanese Fisheries Agency announced that the four-ship fleet had fulfilled its catch quota during the months-long expedition, which …

Endangered Species

Japan’s 2016 Minke Whale Hunt Just Finished — Let’s Talk About The Future

Last year we discussed Japan’s proposed minke whale hunt. We looked into considerations of culture, transparency, and sustainability, and we weren’t the only ones. Japan faced considerable backlash from the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Britain; all countries that have agreed to …

Sea World Calls For End To Japanese Whaling

The controversial company is partnering with The Humane Society of the United States as part of a shift toward marine conservation.<p>Sea World Parks & Entertainment and the Humane Society of the United States are urging President Barack Obama to pressure Japan to end its whaling program.<p>“The United …

Killer Whale Attack Triggers Epic Dolphin 'Stampede'

More killer whales have been spotted along the California coast than normal.<p>When dolphins breach from the sea, it's usually seen as playful behavior. This dolphin encounter, however, can only be described as purely terrifying.<p>Michael Sack, captain and co-owner of Sanctuary Cruises, was out on his …

Killer whale flips seal into the air while teaching calf how to hunt

Astonishing footage has emerged showing the moment a killer whale hurled a seal through the air while teaching her two calves how to hunt.<p>The mother was spotted breaching out of the water and attacking the seal in Monterey Bay in California.<p>Marine biologist and owner of Monterey Bay Whale Watch, …

Rare Footage of a Humpback Whale ‘Bubble-Net’ Hunting

Thar she blows bubbles.<p>To behold the pirouettes and arabesques of whales underwater is a lot like watching the Russian ballet. Few creatures are as elegant—and formidable—as a humpback whale on the move.<p>Most of us will never get to see the deadly dance of humpback whales in person, but some …

Pod of whales hunts down shark in Australian waters, because nature

You wouldn't expect a shark, of all creatures, to get a taste of its own medicine.<p>It's hard to tell from this bird's eye view, but in an <i>Alien vs.</i> …

Marine Mammals

Drone Captures Whales Hunting Down a Shark

Japan Just Completed Its Whale Hunt in Antarctica — And It Killed a Lot of Animals | VICE News

Japan's internationally condemned Antarctic whale hunt wrapped up this week with a haul of 333 of the creatures, including more than 200 pregnant females, government officials reported.<p>The last of Japan's four whaling ships returned to port Thursday after a three-month expedition, the Japanese …

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