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Whale & dolphin research outreach in Saipan

By Marie Hill and Andrea Bendlin

We represented the PIFSC Cetacean Research Program (CRP) when we visited Saipan 4-6 May, 2015 for education and outreach. We gave presentations at Saipan Southern High, William S. 178 more words

Protected Species Division (PSD)

Sperm whales spotted on a fantastic Thursday in the Bay of Biscay!

Hello all and welcome to another installment of your weekly Wildlife Officer Blog! I was joined by Clare on board Brittany Ferries Cap Finistere, and we were ready to set sail for the Bay of Biscay once again. 940 more words

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