News Tagged with “Whales”

Humpback whales are playful creatures.

Humpback whales starting to arrive in Skjálfandaflói, North Iceland

20 Mar Humpback whales seem to be playful creatures, fond of splashing around in the surface of the sea and jumping. Having such an appetite for performing, they are particularly popular among whale watchers.

Blue whale spraying water on a whale watching boat at Skjálfandaflói.

Blue Whales have arrived in North Iceland

14 Mar Biggest mammals on earth, Blue whales have been spotted at Skjálfandaflói, the bay north of whale watching town Húsavík in North Iceland. Blue whales venture into the bay in late winter and spring in search for something to eat. A great opportunity go get up close to these magnificent creatures.

Travellers in Tromsø, North Norway can enjoy a whalewathing trip on this Icelandic scooner.

Whale watching underneath the Northern Lights

29 Nov An Icelandic whale watching boat offers whale watching in the darkness of winter in Northern Norway.

Jóhann Guðmundsson (right) at the annual meeting of the IWC in Slovenia.

No change in Iceland’s position on whaling

25 Oct Iceland continues to officially oppose a ban on commercial whaling and the creation of a whale sanctuary zone in the South Atlantic, it is reported.

Iceland petition: “Whales should be seen and not hurt”

31 Aug A petition calling upon the Icelandic government to ban whaling has now been signed by over 100,000 Icelanders and visitors to the country.

Kevin Foster and Rupa Huq in Iceland.

UK MP visit: “Iceland’s whales worth more alive than dead”

25 Aug Two British MPs have recently visited Iceland to lend their support to ongoing efforts to wean tourists off whale meat and protect Iceland’s whales.

Have “Icelandic” minke whales migrated to Jan Mayen?

16 Aug A large stock of minke whales previously dwelling off the shores of Iceland may now have been located near the Norwegian island of Jan Mayen.

Iceland minkes in danger of straying into hunting zones

27 Jul Visitors to Reykjavik peeping round the back of the city’s iconic Harpa building earlier this month might have caught sight of a new vessel – the R/V Song of the Whale – which was on mission in Iceland 12-19 July.

Marc Riley, a self-confessed lover of Iceland.

“Iceland – a breathtaking country, tarnished by whaling”

3 Jul “Whaling is economically unviable, sickening, and morally wrong,” says British music guru Marc Riley in no uncertain terms.

A minke whale being landed in Iceland.

Activists project dying whales on Icelandic restaurants in protest

27 Jun Animal rights activists from the NGO Hard To Port projected images of dying whales on the walls of Icelandic restaurant Fjalakötturinn in Reykjavík.

The boat Hrafnareyður bringing minke whale meat to Hafnarfjörður harbour.

Whale hunting season begins

3 Jun The hunting season has now begun this year and according to the whale hunters its going exceptionally well with eleven whales caught already.

Minke whale meat being landed in Hafnarfjörður.

Tenth minke whale of 2016 Iceland season caught

1 Jun Two vessels have been hunting minke whales – the smallest of the large whales – since 25 April in the Faxaflói bay by the capital Reykjavik.

Whale watching in Iceland: an unmissable experience!

30 Apr Iceland is one of the world’s prime locations for whale watching, particularly in the summer, when the country’s coastal waters play host to numerous different species.

A humpback whale in Icelandic waters.

Numbers of fin and humpback whale on the increase

31 Mar A symposium held by the Marine Research Institute in Iceland is being held today in Reykjavik. Among the topics of discussion is the increase in numbers of both fin and humpback whales at the coast of Iceland since 1987.

The humpback whales could be seen spraying seawater from their blowholes.

Hundreds of whales swim past Grindavík

29 Mar A school of humpback whales swam in a westerly direction past the coastal town of Grindavík, South Iceland last night.

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