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Pamela Anderson urges Russia to save whales
Pamela Anderson urges Russia to save whales

Pamela Anderson urges Russia to save whales
Japan says will try again with 'scientific' whaling programme
Japan says will try again with 'scientific' whaling programme

Japan's top whaling negotiator said Tokyo would try again to justify its "scientific" Antarctic Ocean hunt.

Japan says will try again with 'scientific' whaling programme
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Japan's whaling bid tested by world panel

Japan's plans to resume a controversial Antarctic whale hunt in the name of research, which opponents say is really just for the meat, came under scrutiny.

Japan's whaling bid tested by world panel
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Whaling: Greenland hunt gets okay, Iceland blasted

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) gave aboriginal Greenlanders the go-ahead to kill hundreds of whales.

Whaling: Greenland hunt gets okay, Iceland blasted
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Struggling SeaWorld plans new tanks for killer whales

US theme park operator SeaWorld said it would build new, giant tanks for its killer whales, whose captivity has caused uproar

Struggling SeaWorld plans new tanks for killer whales
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Study reveals Antarctic minke whales feeding 'frenzy'

Antarctic minke whales engage in an underwater feeding frenzy, filling their huge mouths up to 100 times an hour as they gorge on prawn-like krill.

Study reveals Antarctic minke whales feeding 'frenzy'
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Rare white whale spotted off Sydney

An extremely rare white humpback whale has been spotted off the coast of Sydney in an event onlookers called a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Rare white whale spotted off Sydney
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Japan kills 30 whales in first post-ICJ hunt

Japan has slaughtered 30 minke whales off its northeast coast, in the first hunt since the UN's top court ordered Tokyo to stop killing the animals in the Antarctic, the government said.

Japan kills 30 whales in first post-ICJ hunt
Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling
Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling

A Japanese whaling fleet is set to leave port Saturday in the first hunt since the UN's top court last month ordered Tokyo to stop killing whales in the Antarctic.

Japan kicks off first whale hunt since UN court ruling
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Japan says no decision on 2015-16 whaling

Japan on Monday insisted it had made no decision on whether to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean next year, after a militant environmental group said Tokyo intended to evade an international court ruling.

Japan says no decision on 2015-16 whaling
Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt
Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt

Japan killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last "research whaling" mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.

Japan kills 251 minke whales in final Antarctic hunt
Japan cancels next Antarctic whaling hunt after ICJ ruling
Japan cancels next Antarctic whaling hunt after ICJ ruling

Japan said Thursday it was cancelling its annual Antarctic whaling hunt for the first time in more than a quarter of a century in line with a UN court ruling that the programme was a commercial activity disguised as science.

Japan cancels next Antarctic whaling hunt after ICJ ruling
Whaling ban applauded despite fears of Japan sidestep
Whaling ban applauded despite fears of Japan sidestep

Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday hailed a landmark court decision that Japan must halt an annual Antarctic whale hunt, despite fears it may try to sidestep the order.

Whaling ban applauded despite fears of Japan sidestep
10-metre whale caught in Tunisia fisherman's nets dies
10-metre whale caught in Tunisia fisherman's nets dies

A 10-metre (33-foot) whale died on Sunday after becoming tangled in a Tunisian fisherman's nets off the coast of Sidi Bou Said town north of the capital Tunis.

10-metre whale caught in Tunisia fisherman's nets dies
Beluga whales. ©Reuters/David Gray
Kitty litter parasite infects Arctic beluga whales

A parasite that is found in cats and can cause brain disease, blindness and miscarriage in people has been found for the first time in Arctic beluga whales.

Kitty litter parasite infects Arctic beluga whales
Killer whales die in rare New Zealand mass stranding
Killer whales die in rare New Zealand mass stranding

A pod of nine killer whales died Wednesday in a rare mass stranding on the New Zealand coast, in a loss conservationists said was a major blow to the local orca population.

Killer whales die in rare New Zealand mass stranding
New Zealand hauls in Japan ambassador over whaling row
New Zealand hauls in Japan ambassador over whaling row

New Zealand on Monday called in Tokyo's ambassador to protest about a Japanese whaling ship entering its exclusive economic zone (EEZ), escalating a diplomatic row over the incident.

New Zealand hauls in Japan ambassador over whaling row
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Japan asks Netherlands to act against anti-whalers

Japan on Monday said it was asking the Netherlands to take "practical measures" against a Dutch-registered vessel that collided with a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean.

Japan asks Netherlands to act against anti-whalers
New whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach
New whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach

More than 50 pilot whales beached themselves Saturday on the same remote New Zealand coast where another 52 whales have either died or been put down in the past two weeks.

New whale stranding on notorious New Zealand beach
'Exceptionally rare' conjoined whales found in Mexico
'Exceptionally rare' conjoined whales found in Mexico

Fishermen have found two conjoined gray whale calves in a northwestern Mexican lagoon, a discovery that a government marine biologist described as "exceptionally rare."

'Exceptionally rare' conjoined whales found in Mexico