Beluga Sisters Moving in June

News Tagged with “Whales”

Pilot Whale Could not Be Saved

27 Aug Attempts to save a pilot whale that beached on Seltjarnarnes point, near Reykjavík, yesterday, were in vain.

Pilot whales on Löngufjörur beach.

Higher Temps or Tourists?

18 Aug Warmer ocean temperatures, due to global warming, may explain why pilot whales have been spotted more often around Iceland in recent years.

Beached pilot whales.

MAST Warns against Consumption of Pilot Whale Meat

13 Aug If you think beached pilot whales are a good source of meat, think again.

Thirty Pilot Whales Rescued in Reykjanes: Video

6 Aug Rescue workers and other volunteers succeeded in rescuing about 30 pilot whales early Saturday morning that had beached near Garður, on the Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland.

Over the weekend, Morgunblaðið photographer RAX photographed the whales from the air.

Dangerous Place to Visit

22 Jul Jónas Jóhannesson, farmer at Jörfi, near Löngufjörur beach, West Iceland, warns that visiting the area, where dozens of beached pilot whales were discovered last week, can be very risky.

There are dozens of whales on the beach.

Dozens of Beached Whales in Snæfellsnes

19 Jul Dozens of beached pilot whales were detected on Löngufjörur beach on the Snæfellsnes peninsula, West Iceland, yesterday.

Just arrived in Keflavík.

Beluga Sisters Have Arrived

20 Jun 2019 The beluga sisters Litla Grá and Litla Hvít (Little Gray and Little White) safely arrived in Vestmannaeyjar islands last night, after a long journey from China.

Little Gray and Little White.

Belugas Fly in Tomorrow

18 Jun 2019 Two beluga whales from Shanghai, China, will arrive at Keflavík International Airport tomorrow morning.

The carcass was lifted up with a crane.

Whale Carcass Removed

29 May 2019 A whale that beached on the shore of Reykjavík yesterday was successfully removed from there just before noon today.


Beached Whale in Reykjavík: Video

29 May 2019 A beached whale was reported to police in Reykjavík yesterday afternoon

The beluga whales, Litla Hvít and Litla Grá (Little White and Little Gray).

Arrival of Belugas Postponed

15 Apr 2019 The arrival of two beluga whales from Shanghai, scheduled for Keflavík International Airport tomorrow, has been postponed.

The belugas Little White and Little Gray are scheduled to arrive in Keflavík on April 16.

Belugas Fly in Next Week

10 Apr 2019 On April 16, Keflavík International Airport is expecting two unusually heavy travelers, sure to attract a lot of attention.

A whale being cut up and prepared at the whaling station in Hvalfjörður.

Icelandic environmentalist concerned about renewed whaling permit for Fin and Minke Whales

27 Mar 2019 Several environmental and animal rights societies in Iceland have sent an open letter to Parliament expressing their concern about the decision made by Kristján Þór Júlíusson, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture to renew the whaling permit for Fin whales and Minke whales until 2023.

Iceland wants to borrow whale skeleton from Denmark

19 Mar 2019 The Icelandic Museum of Natural History has requested to borrow a skeleton of a North Atlantic right whale from the Danish zoology museum. Danes own two such skeletons that come from adult whales hunted in Iceland in 1891 and 1904.

The new report from the Institute of Economic Studies  states that the Iceland’s whaling operations have absolutely no effects on the tourist industry in Iceland.

Iceland Environment Association want controversial whaling report to be withdrawn

22 Jan 2019 The board of the Iceland Environmental Agency has called for the University of Iceland’s Institute of Economic Studies to withdraw the report and redo it in cooperation with ecologists.




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