Hundreds of dolphins are killed in a remote Japanese bay during hunting season. The town argues it is an important tradition, but conservationists maintain the bloody practice is inhumane
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Saturday 18 January 2014
Conservationists warn the captive selection process will begin again tomorrow
Friday 17 January 2014
The incredible image was captured from the tiny island of Lovund in central Norway after temperatures suddenly dipped, freezing the water and trapping the fish
Wednesday 08 January 2014
The Icelandic beer has been launched in association with a whaling company to mark a festival to the Norse god Thor
Conjoined gray whale calves discovered in Mexican lagoon could be world's first ever documented find, experts say
Wednesday 08 January 2014
Experts said that while other species have been found to have conjoined twins, the find is ‘without any precedent’ among gray whales
Monday 06 January 2014
Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd say they shot the footage showing dead whales in pools of blood
The conversation: Environmental activist Laurens de Groot on running from seal clubbers and why you don't mess with Russia
Saturday 04 January 2014
Sea Shepherd would aim to scupper missions by any means, whether it was throwing foul-smelling acid or sinking ships. At what point did you join?
Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth, By Ranulph Fiennes. Simon & Schuster £20
Tuesday 19 November 2013
It says something of Ranulph Fiennes's character that his response to having to pull out of the winter crossing of Antarctica expedition he'd been planning for five years was to go away and write this book. It's this positive, can-do attitude that has made him one of the most intrepid and enduring explorers of the modern era.
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Taiji will continue to hunt small whales and dolphins despite project
Sunday 25 August 2013
Campaigners urge UK firm to halt imports from Icelandic fishing giant with links to whalers
Thursday 25 July 2013
Save the whale? After watching this documentary about the mistreatment of killer whales, you'll never mock that sentiment again. Gabriela Cowperthwaite's sobering film recounts the story of Tilikum, an orca snatched from its mother as a calf and set to work entertaining the public at SeaWorld, an aquatic theme park in Florida.
Sunday 14 July 2013
(Clockwise from top left) 1. Straw hat, £6, matalan.co.uk
Sunday 07 July 2013
It was the size of a bus, and sea-loving Bishan Rajapakse came off worst
Friday 28 June 2013
It's really little wonder fracking is such a big deal for our political leaders. Because they some years ago bet our energy future on the hissing stuff when deciding on the next generation of electricity power stations.
Review: Chiefs and Governors: Art and Power in Fiji, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge
Thursday 06 June 2013
Necklaces made from whale ivory and fish hooks of ivory, pearl and turtle shell were part of a lavish system of gifts between Fiji’s chiefs and their first British governor in the nineteenth century.
Monday 03 June 2013
Malcolm Clarke was an international expert on two animals which remain among the most mysterious on the planet: the sperm whale and the giant squid. He spent most of his adult life pursuing these creatures, from the whaling grounds of the Antarctic,to the deep waters off the Azores – the remote archipelago where he lived latterly, within daily sight of his subjects.
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