News Tagged with “Whales”

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Large group of whales saved from death twice at West Iceland shore

10 Jul Over 100 long-finned pilot whales swam twice up to shore at Snæfellsnes, West Iceland yesterday, many of them were wounded in the process. Locals worked together to push them back into the sea as you can see in the video. They were then hoarded further from shore on small boats.

If the project goes through, this will not be the first time the Westman Islands have hosted a whale.

A possible whale sanctuary in Iceland’s Westman Islands

15 Jun A group of people is now working on putting up a whale sanctuary in Iceland’s Westman Islands. The Idea is to receive three beluga whales from an amusement park in China.

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 2016 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 2016 “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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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.

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