Japanese fishermen have been killing whales for "scientific purposes" for years. Now that they're doing it commercially, they'll have to downsize their operation.
Whalers voyaged to locations far beyond established sea lanes, which means their logbooks are filled with rare and valuable weather observations.
After a 30-year hiatus, Japanese whalers will soon start openly killing for meat again.
The Japanese barely eat whale meat anymore.
It's the latest chapter in a legal saga over international whaling rules.
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Natural whale deaths benefit the whole ocean ecosystem. Human-caused ones, though, are another story.
Beaked whales are notoriously hard to find.
Whale, whale, whale. What have we here?
Two vocal clans around Galápagos took up and left. Others moved in.
Right whale sightings are up on Canada's East coast. Nobody knows why.
Although condemned internationally, Japan renewed whaling in the Southern Ocean, killing 333 animals, including 200 pregnant females.