Stop the Bloody Whale Slaughter on the Faroe Islands

On a group of islands just north of Europe, the traditional bloody whale and dolphin slaughter takes place every year. The Faroe Islands are a part of Denmark, where whaling is banned, but they have laws that are independent of Denmark's laws, so they are allowed to continue with this mass execution. Year after year, thousands of pilot whales, beaked whales and dolphins are chased into the bay by boats, where they are slaughtered.

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Whale tourists need realistic expectations

Tourists who visit Tonga's northern Vava'u island to swim with whales need to have realistic expectations about what will happen.

That's according to underwater photographer Tony Wu, who visits the island regularly to document the way humpback whales use the area to breed.

He says he managed to count 48 whale calves born in Port of Refuge harbour this last season, which is a lot.

But Mr Wu says the Tongan whale watching industry needs to make sure not to promise tourists that the whales will come close to them or touch them.

Go to: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201111/s3373429.htm

Court rejects efforts to strip beluga whale protections

A federal judge this week rejected an attempt by Alaska to strip Cook Inlet beluga whales of Endangered Species Act protections. Last spring, the National Marine Fisheries Service designated critical habitat for the whales despite state’s lawsuit.

Go to: http://summitcountyvoice.com/2011/11/22/court-rejects-efforts-to-strip-beluga-whale-protections/

End comes closer for whaling ban

The opponents of whaling fear a return to commercial hunting is virtually inevitable within the next few years.

Conservation groups at the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission believe the 1986 whaling moratorium cannot last much longer.

Go to: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3911651.stm

PETA lawsuit alleges SeaWorld enslaves killer whales

Can killer whales sue SeaWorld for enslavement?

A lawsuit filed Wednesday by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other "next friends" of five SeaWorld killer whales takes that novel legal approach.

The 20-page complaint asks the U.S. District Court in Southern California to declare that the five whales -- Tilikum, Katina, Corky, Kasatka, and Ulises -- are being held in slavery or involuntary servitude in violation of the 13th Amendment.

A PETA statement said the lawsuit is the first of its kind in contending that constitutional protections against slavery are not limited to humans.

Go to: http://articles.cnn.com/2011-10-26/justice/justice_killer-whale-lawsuit_1_killer-whales-orcinus-sea-world-trainers?_s=PM:JUSTICE

Whale watching is an excellent solution. Next whale watching spread through the country like wild fire. Various places are for seeing many distinct species, excellent hot spots.

Whales in these areas can change considerably in size. You might see a substantially smaller Harbor Porpoise or substantial Blue Whales.

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Whale watching most typically happens up and down the East coast. Throughout the mating seasons, Brazil has plenty . Southern Right Whales may be watched in the coast.  It’s easy to keep up with the movements with lots of specialized web sites available online, especially in places like the USA and linked from the BBC in the UK.  To access the BBC iPlayer application from the USA, this may help.

The whale watching season in new England starts through the month in the mid springtime. It’s also a typical event to determine the North Atlantic Right Whale feeding in seaports in cities, like nyc.

The west shore of the usa as well as Canada have extraordinary whale watching throughout the spring as well as summer. The most effective places in these states are the San Juan Islands, British Columbia, as well as Alaska. The most familiar species of whale in these types of regions are the Orca. The Farallon Islands offer Gray Whales, Humpback Whales, and Blue Whales. Baja California Sur have greatly populated whale breeding grounds within their lagoons. These breeding grounds are their habitat throughout the months of March and February. Tadoussac in the state of Quebec offers substantial amounts of Beluga Whales. In the Bay of Fundy, Humpback whales can usually be observed in the maritmes.

Dvao Gulf, over thirty species, in the Philippines may be found. There isn’t any certain whale watching season, although the summer is usually the most effective time to whale watch in the Philippines. In Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia the Southern Humpback whale is often found through August to the finish of November. Additionally Sydney, Eden, Port Stephens, Byron Bay are exceptional areas during May

Whale Watching is an experience that’s informative and interesting at the same time. Go whale watching now and create memories that’ll endure for an eternity.

John Jenkins

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