News tagged with minke whales

Harpoonless Japanese whalers heading for Antarctic

Japanese whalers will set out for the Antarctic this week, but will leave their harpoons at home after the United Nations' top court last year ruled their annual hunt was illegal, the government said Tuesday.

dateJan 06, 2015 in Ecology
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Japan whaling haul at 'record low'

The haul from Japan's whaling mission in the Southern Ocean was a "record low" this year, a government minister said, blaming "unforgivable sabotage" by activists.

dateApr 05, 2013 in Ecology
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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.

dateDec 13, 2013 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 Petr Krysl ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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