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2006-06-12 13:20:00

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - An international whaling group this week is expected to try to chip away at a moratorium on commercial whaling that environmentalists say has saved the Earth's largest creatures from extinction. For the first time since whale-hunting was banned in 1986, pro-whaling nations led by Japan expect to have a majority at the International Whaling Commission's annual meeting in the Caribbean island state of St. Kitts and Nevis from June 16-20. Last year, Japan,...

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2006-04-23 11:55:00

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - Norway hit back on Sunday at 12 nations led by Britain for urging an end to whale hunts, saying a plan to raise catches to the highest in two decades in 2006 would not damage stocks of the giant mammals. "The charges are baseless ... They have failed to do their homework," Norway's whaling commissioner Karsten Klepsvik told Reuters of the call for an end to whaling on Thursday by nations including France, Germany, Australia and...

2006-04-20 23:00:47

By Adrian Croft LONDON (Reuters) - A dozen countries including Britain, France, Germany and Australia called on Thursday for an end to commercial whaling by Norway, which plans to step up whale hunts this year to the highest in two decades. Norway's Foreign Ministry rejected the protest, saying the minke whales Norway harpoons for food in the North Atlantic are plentiful and well able to withstand the planned catch of 1,052 of the giant marine mammals in 2006. "The UK and many other...

2006-04-20 23:00:00

By Adrian Croft LONDON -- A dozen countries including Britain, France, Germany and Australia called on Thursday for an end to commercial whaling by Norway, which plans to step up whale hunts this year to the highest in two decades. Norway's Foreign Ministry rejected the protest, saying the minke whales Norway harpoons for food in the North Atlantic are plentiful and well able to withstand the planned catch of 1,052 of the giant marine mammals in 2006. "The UK and many other countries remain...

2006-02-14 10:45:00

TOKYO -- Whale meat is back on the menu in a growing number of Japanese elementary and junior high schools, Kyodo news service reported on Tuesday. The board of education in Wakayama prefecture in western Japan, an area known as the birthplace of organized whaling in the country, is promoting the drive to put whale on school menus. The board provided some 1,657 kilograms of whale meat for more than 100 elementary and junior high schools in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara prefectures and Tokyo in...

2006-02-01 11:25:00

By Gordon Bell CAPE TOWN -- Greenpeace activists will shift their focus to protest against pirate fishing off Africa's west coast following two months battling Japanese whalers, the group said on Wednesday. The activist group's two ships limped into Cape Town on Wednesday, the crew exhausted and starving, after spending 73 days in the icy, gray Southern Ocean to protest against whale hunting when they say the whales suffer a gruesome death. Greenpeace said it now planned to expose illegal...

2006-01-20 12:45:00

JOHANNESBURG - Greenpeace said on Friday that its two vessels shadowing the Japanese whaling fleet in the icy Southern Ocean were ending their protests because their fuel and food were running short. "The bottom line is food, fuel and they're knackered. They are expected back in Cape Town around February 4," said Mike Townsley, communications director for the environmental group. Expedition leader Shane Rattenbury said in an interview on Thursday by satellite phone that the ships would...

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2006-01-19 06:00:00

By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG -- Greenpeace said on Thursday it believes Japanese hunters have killed at least 123 whales in the icy seas off the coast of Antarctica since the start of the whaling season this year. The leader of a two-ship Greenpeace expedition stalking the Japanese whalers told Reuters by satellite phone that the environmental activist group had disrupted several hunts, but would not be able to carry on until the hunt ends in March. "Their hunting season goes until the middle...

2006-01-17 07:18:22

LONDON (Reuters) - Australia, Britain, Brazil, France and Germany were among 17 countries which this week called on Japan to halt to its Antarctic whaling program. "The fact that 17 countries supported this representation, shows how important this issue is, and the depth of feeling around the world," British fisheries minister Ben Bradshaw said in a statement. A written statement calling on Japan to "cease all its lethal scientific research on whales" was delivered to Japan's...

2006-01-15 21:35:30

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia urged Japanese whalers and environmental group Greenpeace to calm down on Monday following life-threatening confrontations between them in the Southern Ocean. In the latest incident on Saturday, a harpoon fired at a minke whale narrowly missed a protest boat. "I don't think people are going to have respect for tactics that are going to put human life at risk," Australian Environment Minister Ian Campbell told Australian Broadcasting Corp radio. "They...


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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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