Minke whale
Minke whale /ˈmɪnki/, or lesser rorqual, is a name given to two species of marine mammal belonging to a clade within the suborder of baleen whales. The minke whale was given its official designation b...
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Japan Kills 200 Pregnant Minke Whales
Flouting an international ruling, Japan resumed minke whaling for ‘scientific purposes’ during breeding season. Japan has killed 333 minke whales—including more than 200 pregnant females—as part of th...
Japan To Resume Whaling In Antarctic Despite Court Ruling
Japan decides to resume hunting whales in the Antarctic after a break of more than a year despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice. The Japanese government says it has taken into account...
Whaling - Dismantling of the whale
和田漁港、鯨の解体です fishing Wada, Chiba Prefecture, Japan.
Whaling - Activists off to whale battlefront
Mr MacLean said the journey to the whaling battlefields would take four to 10 days. He said the activists did not know where the Japanese whalers were. ...
Whaling
Japan's annual whale hunt sets sail, despite strong calls to end it. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
Whaling
Whaling is the hunting of whales primarily for meat, oil, and blubber. Its earliest forms date to at least circa 3000 BC. Various coastal communities have long histories of subsistence whaling and har...
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Whaling controversy
The whaling controversy is the international environmental and ethical debate over whale hunting. The debate has focused on issues of sustainability and conservation as well as ownership and national ...
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Japan To Resume Whaling In Antarctic Despite Court Ruling
Japan decides to resume hunting whales in the Antarctic after a break of more than a year despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice. The Japanese government says it has taken into account...
Baleen
Baleen is a filter-feeder system inside the mouths of baleen whales. The baleen system works when a whale opens its mouth underwater and the whale takes in water. The whale then pushes the water out,...
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Ambergris
Ambergris (/ˈæmbərɡriːs/ or /ˈæmbərɡrɪs/, Latin: Ambra grisea, Ambre gris, ambergrease or grey amber) is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish colour produced in the digest...
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Whaling in Norway
Whaling in Norway involves the hunting of the Minke whale for the purpose of using the whale meat for human consumption, generally in Northern Norway. Whale hunting has been a part of Norwegian coast...
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Whaling in Japan
Japanese whaling (Japanese: 日本の捕鯨, Hepburn: Nihon no hogei), in terms of active hunting of these large mammals, is estimated by the Japan Whaling Association to have begun around the 1...
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Whaling in Argentina
Whaling in Argentina was a major industry in both the South Pacific and South Atlantic coasts, and around the Falkland Islands. The primary whalers were Norwegian and Scottish ships, and the primary q...
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Whaling in New Zealand
Whaling in New Zealand dates back to the late 18th century, and ended in 1964 since it was no longer economic. Nineteenth century whaling was based on the southern right whale, and 20th century whalin...
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Whale oil
Whale oil is oil obtained from the blubber of whales. Whale oil was sometimes known as train oil, which comes from the Dutch word traan ("tear" or "drop").Sperm oil, a special kind of oil obtained fro...
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Blubber
Blubber is a thick layer of vascularized adipose tissue found under the skin of all cetaceans, pinnipeds and sirenians.
Lipid-rich, collagen fiber-laced blubber comprises the hypodermis and covers...
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Whale
Whale (origin Old English hwæl from Proto-Germanic *hwalaz) is the common name for various marine mammals of the order Cetacea. The term whale sometimes refers to all cetaceans, but more often it excl...
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Explosive harpoon
The explosive harpoon is a device used by whalemen to kill whales efficiently and without poison. As soon as the harpoon is thrown into the whale and fastened to it the wooden pin is broken by the po...
Whaler
A whaler or whaling ship is a specialized ship, designed for whaling, the catching and/or processing of whales. The former includes the whale catcher – a steam or diesel-driven vessel with a harpoon g...
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Cetacean bycatch
Cetacean bycatch is the incidental capture of non-target cetacean species such as dolphins, porpoises, and whales by fisheries. Bycatch can be caused by entanglement in fishing nets and lines, or dire...
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Nantucket Whaling Museum
The Nantucket Whaling Museum is a museum located in Nantucket, Massachusetts, dedicated to the history of whaling. It is run by the Nantucket Historical Association.
The museum houses a large coll...
History of whaling
The history of whaling is very extensive, stretching back for millennia. This article discusses the history of whaling up to the commencement of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) moratorium ...
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Whaling in Iceland
Whaling in Iceland began with spear-drift whaling which was practiced from as early as the 12th century and continued in a relic form until the late 19th century. The relationship with whales is refle...
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Whaling in the Faroe Islands
Whaling in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic has been practiced since about the time of the first Norse settlements on the islands. It is regulated by the Faroese authorities. Around 800 long-fi...
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Whaling in the Netherlands
Whaling in the Netherlands was a centuries-long tradition. The history of Dutch whaling begins with 17th-century exploration of Arctic fishing grounds; and the profitability of whaling in the 18th cen...
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Spermaceti
Spermaceti (from Greek sperma, seed, and Latin cetus, whale) is a wax that is most often found in the head cavities of the sperm whale (small quantities of spermaceti can be found in the oils of othe...
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Whaling in the United States
The origins of whaling in the United States of America date to the 17th century in New England and peaked in 1846-52. New Bedford, Massachusetts, sent out its last whaler, the John R. Mantra, in 1927....
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Sperm whale
The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), or cachalot, is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator. It is the only living member of genus Physeter, and one of three extant sp...
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Whaling in Australia
Whaling in Australia took place from colonisation in 1788. In 1979 Australia terminated whaling and committed to whale protection. The main varieties hunted were Humpback, Blue, Right and Sperm Whales...
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