News tagged with minke whales

Japan confirms plan to resume whale hunt

Japan's chief whaling negotiator confirmed Monday its ships would return to the Antarctic this year, despite a call by global regulators to provide more evidence that the hunt has a scientific purpose.

dateJun 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Japan to resume whaling hunt despite IWC warning

Japan said it would resume its controversial annual whale hunt despite the International Whaling Commission demanding the country provide more information to prove the programme is really for scientific research.

dateJun 21, 2015 in Ecology
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Baleen whales hear through their bones

Understanding how baleen whales hear has posed a great mystery to marine mammal researchers. New research by San Diego State University biologist Ted W. Cranford and University of California, San Diego engineer ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Japan must do more to justify whaling plans: IWC

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Friday demanded that Japan provide more information to prove that its revised Antarctic whaling programme was for scientific research, saying it could not reach ...

dateJun 19, 2015 in Ecology
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