Whaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt (Update)
An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan's highly criticized plans to resume whaling in the Antarctic next year, but Japan vowed to go ahead anyway.
Japan to file new research whaling plan 'this year' (Update)
Japan said Wednesday it would file a plan by the end of the year for the resumption of its controversial Antarctic whaling programme, ruled invalid by the UN's highest court in March.
Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting
Japan's intention to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic—despite a ruling by the top U.N. court—topped the agenda as an international whaling conference opened Monday in Slovenia's Adriatic Sea resort ...
From whales to larvae, study finds common principles at work in swimming
At nearly 100 feet long and weighing as much as 170 tons, the blue whale is the largest creature on the planet, and by far the heaviest living thing ever seen on Earth. So there's no way it could have anything ...
Whale huddle braces for clash over Japanese hunting
Nations square off in Slovenia this week over the fate of hundreds of whales in the crosshairs of Japanese and Greenland hunters accused of sidestepping a commercial killing ban.
New baby orca spotted in Washington waters
Whale researchers are celebrating a newborn orca in the waters off San Juan Island in Washington state.
Japan starts Pacific 'research' whaling
A fleet of four Japanese ships left the northern main island of Hokkaido on Sunday to start the seasonal "research" whaling hunt in Pacific coastal waters, local media said.
Marine experts suggest IWC learn from ICJ ruling when reviewing whale research proposals
California blue whales rebound from whaling, first of their kin to do so
The number of California blue whales has rebounded to near historical levels, according to new research by the University of Washington, and while the number of blue whales struck by ships is likely above ...
Japan seeks to resume Antarctic whaling next year
Japan is seeking international support for its plans to hunt minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean next year by scaling down the whaling research program the U.N. top court rejected earlier this year, fisheries ...
Japan says to target Antarctic minke whale despite ban
Japan plans to resume its slaughter of minke whales in the Antarctic Ocean next year, an official said Wednesday, despite an order from the UN's top court to stop all whaling in the area.
14 detained trying to prevent Faroe Island dolphin hunt
Fourteen animal rights activists have been detained on the Faroe island of Sandoy in the North Atlantic while trying to stop a controversial dolphin hunt, their organisation said Sunday.
Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling
With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline.
SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments (Update)
After more than a year of public criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals ...