Japan to continue scientific whaling in Pacific: reports
Japan has decided to continue its whaling programme in the Pacific Ocean, reports said Friday, despite losing a United Nations court case on its other "research" hunt in the Antarctic.
Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt
Japan killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last "research whaling" mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.
Will world court ruling end Japan's whaling? (Update)
Japan's whaling in the Antarctic is at a crossroads after the International Court of Justice ordered the program stopped. The court concluded the supposed scientific research program is actually a guise for ...
Japan whaling future in doubt after court ruling
The future of whaling in Japan was thrown into doubt after the International Court of Justice ruled Monday that the nation's annual hunt in the Antarctic was not really for scientific purposes—as Tokyo ...
Passive acoustic monitoring reveals clues to minke whale calling behavior and movements
Scientists using passive acoustic monitoring to track minke whales in the Northwest Atlantic have found clues in the individual calling behaviors and movements of this species. These findings, recently published ...
Iceland ups 2014 whaling quotas
Iceland announced Friday it has increased its 2014 quotas for whaling in a move likely to intensify international condemnation of the practice.
Ship strike kills two whales in Norfolk waters
Two dead minke whales have been found on Norfolk beaches in the past week.
Study finds contented males more attractive
(Phys.org) —Happy, sane males have better love lives – at least for mink.
New genomic study provides a glimpse of how whales could adapt to ocean
In a paper published in Nature Genetics, researchers from Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea Genome Research Foundation, BGI, and other institutes presented the first high-depth minke whale genome and th ...
Norwegian whale hunters satisfied with increased catch
Norwegian whale hunters announced a big increase in their annual catch Wednesday but it remained less than half the limit set by the government.
World-first study tracks dwarf minke whales
Dwarf minke whales have been tagged and tracked in Australia's Great Barrier Reef in a world-first pilot study which hopes to solve the mystery of where they spend the summer.
Australia and Japan set for court over whaling
(AP)—The battle over Japan's controversial whaling program is moving from the high seas to the United Nations' highest court.
Iceland resumes controversial fin whale hunt
Iceland has resumed its disputed commercial fin whale hunt, with two vessels en route to catch this season's quota of at least 154 whales, Icelandic media reported on Monday.
Japan Spring whaling haul at record low
Japanese whalers hunting the mammals in the northwestern Pacific caught a record-low 34 minke whales this Spring, the fisheries agency said Thursday, blaming bad weather.