The hunting of hybrids is legal, while the blue whale is a protected species.

Hybrid Whale Meat not for Export

20 Jul “There are no plans to export the meat,” stated Kristján Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf.

The controversial whale turned out to be a hybrid.

Controversial Whale is Hybrid

20 Jul The whale caught by the Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf. on July 8th is a hybrid.

Adam A. Peck believes the whale is a blue whale and not a hybrid.  t

US professor of biology believes hunted whale to be a blue whale

12 Jul Speaking to CNN, professor of biology Adam A.Peck at the University of Hawaii says that the whale hunted by Hvalur hf on Saturday night is a blue whale and not a hybrid blue/ fin whale as believed by Icelandic experts.

A photo released by Hard to Port of the whale.

Rare blue whale hybrid possibly hunted by Icelandic whaling company

11 Jul Icelandic whaling company Hvalur hf who recently began hunting fin whales again, may have killed a rare, protected blue whale or a blue whale/ fin whale hybrid. This was reported by animal rights campaigners Hard To Port who also published photos of the whale being landed in Hvalfjörður and cut up for meat.

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