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Japan to declare continuation of ‘research whaling’ at September IWC meet

August 28th, 2014. Kyodo – Japan plans to declare its intention to continue “research whaling” during a general meeting of the International Whaling Commission to be held in Slovenia in mid-September, government sources said Wednesday. 241 more words

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Vancouver Aquarium going to court to fight for right to breed whales, dolphins and porpoises

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Aquarium is taking the city’s park board to court over the board’s attempt to prohibit the breeding of whales, dolphins and porpoises at the popular tourist attraction. 542 more words


Fujairah sperm whale skeleton still not ready for public display (United Arab Emirates)

August 27th, 2014 (Martin Croucher). FUJAIRAH – It is now two years since a sperm whale washed up on a Fujairah beach, and one of the most unpleasant waiting games continues. 582 more words

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New Queensland whale watching rules divide tour operators and conservationists (Australia)

August 27th, 2014 (Eric Tlozek). Tour operators and whale conservationists are split over a Queensland Government trial that allows people to swim with whales.

Queensland has become the first Australian state to allow people to swim with humpback whales, softening otherwise strict regulations, as part of a three-year trial. 538 more words

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Narwhal 2014: Elusive Whales

We are well into our narwhal research trip and… no sight of narwhals. Should they have ventured by our camp outside of Grise Fiord, Nunavut I would have seen them early this morning because there was no wind and the water was like glass. 321 more words


Salt Spring Island

My husband’s longtime friend, Jason, turns 30 this week, and as a big giant surprise, his girlfriend and friends planned an incredibly well-done surprise trip for him to Salt Spring Island. 599 more words


To Sea or Not

She’ll take you too far
Don’t entertain the mermaid
Breathing down your neck

Lest you find yourself
In the belly of the whale
That you’ve befriended… 59 more words