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Tradition or travesty? A TED Fellow's documentary investigates the complexities of whale hunting in the Faroe Islands

For the 50,000 people of the Faroe Islands, a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, hunting long-finned pilot whales — a dark gray species found in their waters — is a tradition that stretches back centuries. 1,764 more words

Film

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Underway in Japanese Waters Immediately Prior to Melon Headed Whale Stranding

By Kirsten Massebeau

150 melon headed whales washed up onto the shores of of Ibaraki, Japan April 10, 2015 (Japan time). Local residents and officials worked tirelessly to help the melon headed whales but sadly only three were eventually re-floated. 452 more words

Cetaceans

Whales do not always die immediately when harpooned

Last year, two Norwegian experts came to Iceland and spent time on the Hvalur fin whaling boat, checking to see whether the whales died instantly and if not, measuring how long it took them to die. 247 more words

Iceland

Watch "Faroese Grindadrap - Raising Awareness to help the Cetaceans." on YouTube

Faroese Grindadrap – Raising Awareness to help the Cetaceans.: https://youtu.be/rb0Xl-iObbM
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2015 are they in stone age? Stop pilot whales slaughter in Faroe Islands… 7 more words

Menopause: It's Not Just for Humans, Whales Like it Too

Did you know that menopause is one of nature’s greatest mysteries? Even more surprising, only three species go through menopause: humans, pilot whales and killer whales. 729 more words

New Jersey Tuna Fisherman Arrested For Killing Whale With World War II Russian Rifle

There is an amazing story about of New Jersey involving a dead pilot whale with a bullet wound on a beach, a World War II rifle, and some very determined federal investigators. 645 more words

Society

Long Finned Pilot Whale Encounter!

Today we were surrounded by a massive pod of long finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas). It was an amazing sight to see as the rode the massive swell. 112 more words

Research