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Little Gray and Little White.

Belugas Fly in Tomorrow

18 Jun 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 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 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 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 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 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 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Iceland Environment Association want controversial whaling report to be withdrawn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 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.

Keiko is the most famous whale to reside in the Westman Islands. He died one year after being released from captivity.

Whales soon flown from Shanghai to Westman Islands sanctuary

7 Jan Two beluga, or white, whales will soon be flown from Shanghai to a new whale sanctuary in Klettsvík in Iceland's Westman Islands. The whales will fly in March and construction of the sanctuary is going to plan.


Humpback whale swimming in Reykjavik harbour

22 Nov "It was just incredible. A once-in-a lifetime kind of thing, amazing," says Arinbjörn Hauksson marketing manager of whale watching company Special Tours Wildlife Adventures who captured a video of a humpback whale swimming in Skarfabakki harbour in Reykjavik.

Kristján Loftsson is not attending the meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Brazil.

125 whales hunted this season in Iceland

11 Sep Director of Hvalur hf, Kristján Loftsson says that whaling has gone well despite bad weather conditions this hunting season and 125 whales have been caught. He says that how long hunting will continue this autumn depends on the weather.

A fin whale at the whaling station in Hvalfjörður.

Icelandic government receives thousands of emails to protest whale hunting

8 Sep The Icelandic government have received over ten thousand emails from individuals protesting the decision of Hvalur hf whaling company to recommence whaling on July 6th. This is still a much smaller number of emails then those received in 2006 when Icelanders began commercial whale hunting.

Myndskeið frá íþróttadeild

Unusual behavior of whales puzzles scientists

22 Aug “Something is going on,” Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir, cetologist and adjuct in biology at the University of Iceland, tells mbl.is.

Kristján Loftsson says that pregnant female fin whales have been hunted since the 1940's.

Whale hunting company confirms that they have hunted 11 pregnant whales this summer

21 Aug Whale hunters working for Hvalur hf. have hunted eleven pregnant fin whales this summer. This was confirmed by director of the company, Kristján Loftsson. He says it's impossible to know whether a whale is pregnant or not and that there is nothing unusual about this.

A photo taken by Hard to Port yesterday.

Animal rights activists protest killing of pregnant fin whale

21 Aug Animal rights association Hard to Port have accused Icelandic whaling company of hunting a pregnant fin whale. Photos of the incident spread quickly on social media and a protest took place last night outside the premises of Hvalur hf in Hvalfjörður.


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