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2009-04-22 15:00:57

The Japanese government argued in support of its latest whaling mission on Wednesday, claiming that its call for the killing of 60 minke whales is for research purposes only.

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2009-02-27 14:45:00

Iceland's decision to up its whaling quota has been criticized by the United States after concerns that there may not be enough whales to sustain the hunt.

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2009-02-18 09:39:35

On Tuesday, seven countries issued a letter to Iceland asking the nation’s fisheries minister to rethink the sixfold increase to its whaling quota.

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2009-01-28 07:25:00

Environmental groups are opposing an expanded whaling quota established by an outgoing government in Iceland.

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2008-12-05 15:20:00

An Icelandic firm has announced that whale meat imported from Iceland and Norway has gone on sale in Japan.

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2008-11-17 11:32:50

The Nisshin Maru, Japan’s main whaling ship, reportedly left harbor on Monday heading for the Antarctic on its first hunt since April when it was confronted by anti-whaling activists.

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2008-09-15 10:00:00

According to BBC News, Greenland is trying to eliminate its whale hunt from the control of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

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2008-08-12 13:55:00

Although once under threat of extinction, many big whales are on the “road to recovery” thanks to bans set in place in the 1980s, an environmental group said Tuesday.

2008-08-07 15:00:30

- The Department of Environmental Management will try again this morning to retrieve the carcass of a 15-foot minke whale that was at Matunuck Point yesterday. B1 (c) 2008 Providence Journal. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

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2008-06-25 00:15:00

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has cracked open the door to the possibility of repealing the commercial whaling ban.


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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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