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Japanese Whaling To Resume In The Southern Ocean
2011-10-05 04:54:25

Japan plans to send out its whaling fleet again this year, even though they were turned back by the Sea Shepherd conservation group earlier this year.

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2011-07-21 08:00:00

The Obama administration has threatened Iceland with possible trade and diplomatic sanctions under a US law known as the Pelly Amendment, which allows the president to act against foreign nations who defy international animal conservation rules.

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2011-06-15 10:45:00

Traces of radioactive caesium have been found by Japanese whale hunters in two cetaceans recently harpooned off its shores in the Pacific Ocean.

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2010-06-27 06:45:00

The annual meeting of the 88-nation International Whaling Commission came to an end with Greenland’s indigenous peoples winning the right to hunt 27 humpback whales over three years.

2010-04-29 16:45:00

Report Exposes Massive Online Sales of Wildlife Products WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today reveals that internet giant Yahoo! is involved in extensive trade in whales, dolphins and elephant ivory products. The report "Yahoo! and the Trade in Whale, Dolphin and Elephant Products," which is published by the non-profit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) based in Washington, DC and London, UK, and documents that Yahoo! Japan is a major hub for...

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2010-04-23 05:45:00

On Thursday, a fleet of Japanese harpoon ships launched their springtime coastal whale hunt with expectations of killing 60 whales during what the country considers scientific research.

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2010-02-11 07:45:56

A fisheries official announced Wednesday that Japan will propose scaling down its troubled annual whale hunt in Antarctica, on conditions that it is allowed to whale commercially in its own coastal waters.

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2010-01-15 08:55:00

Genetic analyses refute the hypothesis that an overly abundant population of minke whales is creating too much competition over food for populations of other whale species to rebound.

2010-01-14 10:58:00

Genetic Testing Sheds Light on International Debate to Cull Minkes WASHINGTON, Jan.


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Antarctic Minke Whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis
2013-06-22 16:21:07

The Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), also known as the southern minke whale, is one of two minke whales within the Mysticeti suborder, which contains baleen and rorqual whales. It can be found in every ocean in the southern hemisphere, residing in Antarctic waters in the summer months and northern waters in the winter months, where its range overlaps that the smaller common minke whale. The Antarctic minke whale was once classified with the common minke whale as a single...

Antarctic Minke Whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis
2013-06-10 11:14:16

The Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis), also known as the southern minke whale, is one of two minke whales within the Mysticeti suborder, which contains baleen and rorqual whales. It can be found in every ocean in the southern hemisphere, residing in Antarctic waters in the summer months and northern waters in the winter months, where its range overlaps that the smaller common minke whale. The Antarctic minke whale was once classified with the common minke whale as a single...

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2006-07-12 15:07:29

The Minke Whale or Lesser Rorqual is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. The Minke Whale was first identified by Lacepede in 1804. Taxonomy Most modern classifications split the Minke Whale into two species; the Common or Northern Minke Whale and the Antarctic or Southern Minke Whale. Taxonomists further categorize the Common Minke Whale into two or three subspecies; the North Atlantic Minke Whale, the North Pacific Minke Whale and Dwarf Minke Whale. All Minke...

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