Tag: humpbacks

  • Whales humiliated

    Lauren Williams of The Daily Telegraph writes: Is this the ultimate humiliation for a whale? While these white beluga whales don cute little Santa hats to entertain visitors to a Japanese aquarium, their humpback cousins face a degrading end in cold storage at the hands of Japanese whalers in Antarctica.

  • Fear for humpbacks as Japan whaling fleet sets sail

    A humpback whale breaches in Jervis Bay, NSW. Photo: Ken Robertson A Japanese whaling fleet left today for an expedition activists say will for the first time target humpbacks, a perennial favourite among whale-watchers. The Nisshin Maru, the 8000-tonne flagship of Japan’s whaling fleet, left Shimonoseki port for the Antarctic along with catcher boats around…