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Whale of a tail: Scientists track unique humpback 'fingerprint'

In Antarctica, a scientist waits patiently for two frolicking humpback whales to poke their tails out of the icy waters so she can take a photographic "fingerprint" of the unique colors and patterns that allow researchers ...

Iceland to resume whaling under stricter conditions

Iceland's government said that whaling could resume Friday with stricter conditions and monitoring, after it decided not to extend a temporary two-month ban imposed amid animal welfare concerns.

Tag team: A tale of two Antarctic blue whales

Ten years ago, Dr. Virginia Andrews-Goff was riding the bowsprit of a six-meter boat, as a 30-meter, 120-ton Antarctic blue whale surfaced alongside.

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