Posted by: The ocean update | May 30, 2018

Icelanders divided over their support of whaling

Whaling company Hvalur has a quota of 191 kills as Iceland announced it would resume hunting the endangered fin whale this summer. Photograph : Adam Butler/AP

May 30th, 2018. A new survey conducted by MMR (Ed Sibylline : what was the sampling strategy ? Really representative of the population ?) shows that approximately the same number of people are for and against whaling. Read More…

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A humpback whale found tangled in ropes off Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Whale watching Sydney.

May 30th, 2018 (Jenny Noyes). A humpback whale has been found stuck in ropes off Bondi Beach, near the Australian city of Sydney. Read More…

The oil slick left by the decomposing whale carcass at Cheynes Beach. Matt Smith/RJS PhotographsPicture: Matt Smith/RJS Photographs

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 (Liam Croy). A hulking whale has met a rotten end at a small coastal settlement east of Albany. Read More…

Those who arrived to help the beached calf pilot whale at the mouth of the Sigatoka River.

May 30th, 2018 (Ranoba Baoa). A calf pilot whale that was found early yesterday beached at the Sigatoka River mouth is believed to have reu­nited with its mother thanks to the locals who helped. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | May 30, 2018

Whales found ‘shot in head’ in Tonga

Locals call their deaths “terrible” and are seeking justice. Photo credit: Kolianita Feke

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018. The discovery of four washed-up dead whales (Ed Sibylline : dolphins) has shocked Tonga after witnesses claimed all the whales had been shot in the head. Read More…

Japan’s whaling fleet killed 333 minke whales in the South Ocean last year, including 122 pregnant females. Credit : Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert / Alamy

May 29th, 2018 (Christopher Castano). JAPAN (Circa) – Of the 333 minke whales killed in Japan’s annual “scientific” summer hunt last season, 122 were pregnant females, reports The Independent. The killings have prompted calls for action on the part of the international community. Read More…

Posted by: The ocean update | May 29, 2018

Stranded whale rescued by beachgoers in South China

May 29th, 2018 (Matthew Bossons). At around 4pm on May 23, tourists and sunbathers at Daya Bay, located near Huizhou, were surprised to find a whale stranded on the beach. Read More…

The whales’ teeth and jawbones will be used by iwi for carving. Grant Matthew/Stuff

May 24 th, 2018 (Catherine Groenstein). Eight sperm whales have died after becoming stranded on a South Taranaki beach – something the Department of Conservation says is “unusual”. Read More…

The Kondoli sculpture is named after a man in a Dreaming story who became a whale. (ABC News : Karl Saville)

May 24 th, 2018 (Isadora Bogle). A whale sculpture woven from rushes is the culmination of a cultural exchange between a French museum and the South Australian Ngarrindjeri people. Read More…

This five-foot long skeleton with a long head and large jaw line was found on Rhossili beach, Swansea

May 24 th, 2018 (Aletha Adu). A MYSTERIOUS “crocodile-like” creature found washed up on a Welsh beach has left experts baffled. Read More…

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