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2008-06-20 18:00:16

Sea changes threat to whales, Pacific coral WELLINGTON, June 19 (Xinhua) -- A new report released Thursday warned that a critical foraging ground for thousands of whales near Antartica is losing its ice cover faster than many had thought.

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2008-06-13 12:20:00

Whaling was banned by the International Whaling Commission in 1986, and officials in countries like Australia still say that whales need protection, but those like Japan disagree, adding that some species are in high enough numbers to allow regulated fishing.

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2008-06-03 13:35:00

Meat from endangered fin whales has become highly sought after in Japan. Conservationists are outraged. They say that the trade will damage attempts to bridge the gap between pro- and anti-whaling nations.

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2008-05-20 17:00:00

Commercial whale hunting begins Monday in Iceland, following the government’s grant of a small quota of 40 minke, a number far short of the 100 requested by whalers.

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2008-04-28 14:40:00

Endangered North Atlantic right whales are safer along Massachusetts Bay's busy shipping lanes this spring, thanks to a new system of smart buoys. The buoys recognize whales' distinctive calls and route the information to a public Web site and a marine warning system, giving ships the chance to avoid deadly collisions.

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2006-08-04 12:15:00

Australian researchers said Thursday that analyzing the skin flakes of some whales could help determine their age, a development that could invalidate one argument for killing them.

2006-06-17 19:00:00

Japan fell short again on Saturday in efforts to gain majority support for its campaign to loosen international anti-whaling regulations.

2006-06-17 14:20:00

Greenland asked an international whaling body on Saturday to examine whether it could extend whaling by its Inuit hunters to endangered humpbacks and bowheads, alarming environmentalists.

2006-06-17 13:05:00

By Michael Christie FRIGATE BAY, St. Kitts and Nevis (Reuters) - Greenland asked an international whaling body on Saturday to examine whether it could extend whaling by its Inuit hunters to endangered humpbacks and bowheads, alarming environmentalists.

2006-06-16 13:25:00

Japan lost a crucial vote on Friday at a meeting of the International Whaling Commission that was a setback in its long-term drive to overturn a two-decade-old international ban on whaling.


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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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