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2009-06-26 12:55:00

A US fisheries expert and outgoing chair of the IWC proposed that ending the commercial hunting ban on whales could actually benefit whale conservation efforts.

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2009-06-24 06:25:00

Environmentalists are infuriated by a Danish request for consent to continue hunting humpback whales of the coast of Greenland.

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2009-06-23 10:33:59

Scientists are warning that a new form of unregulated whaling has emerged along the coastlines of Japan and South Korea, where the commercial sale of whales killed as fisheries "bycatch" is threatening coastal stocks of minke whales and other protected species.

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2009-06-20 07:41:32

Whale hunters in Iceland have brought in their first big catches of the season -- two 35-ton, 65-ft.-long fin whales.

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2009-06-12 12:25:00

Experts say a minke whale that was likely injured by floating rope has provided a unique insight into the dangers posed to marine animals by fishing gear.

2009-06-09 11:33:00

BOSTON, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Two weeks before the annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), taking place from 22nd to the 26th of June in Madeira, Portugal, European whaling nations provoke the international community with an increase of whaling quotas and granting export permits for whale meat to Japan.

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2009-05-26 14:21:13

Tuesday marked the beginning of Iceland’s whaling season, despite protests from animal rights groups and international calls to reduce whaling quotas.

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2009-05-12 06:25:00

Peace agreements over whaling have stalled between pro and anti-whaling nations.

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2009-04-28 13:59:01

Iceland’s tourism industry and whaling industry are at odds with each other over the fate of their whale population.


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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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