News tagged with fin whales

Whale meat ship returns to Iceland

A shipment of 130 tonnes of fin whale meat has been sent back to Iceland, as jubilant animal rights activists on Sunday highlighted the "pointlessness" of the trade.

dateJul 22, 2013 in Ecology
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Sharks stun sardine prey with tail-slaps

Thresher sharks hunt schooling sardines in the waters off a small coral island in the Philippines by rapidly slapping their tails hard enough to stun or kill several of the smaller fish at once, according to research published ...

dateJul 10, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Australia to world court: Ban Japanese whaling

Japan's annual whale hunt is a commercial slaughter of marine mammals dressed up as science, Australian lawyers argued Wednesday as they urged the United Nations' highest court to ban the hunt in the waters around Antarctica.

dateJun 26, 2013 in Ecology
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