Each year some humpback whales migrate from the Antarctic to north eastern Australian waters travelling a distance of some 10,000 Kilometres. Some pass Sydney and even enter the harbour. I understand there is lots of food in the Antarctic, but … [Read more...] about Humpback off Sydney, Australia
On Thursday the ABC ran a story from Greenpeace entitled Greenpeace says whalers stealing meat by North Asia correspondent Shane McLeod: In Japan, environmental group Greenpeace says it has uncovered evidence of widespread theft of whale meat … [Read more...] about Greenpeace Steals Whale Meat?
1) News from the Icelandic Minke Whaler’s Association, 15.4.2008. Minke whaling boat Njordur KO, will leave port in the middle of May, to start minke whale hunting that will continue to the summer. The vessels Dröfn RE and Halldor Sigurdsson IS, … [Read more...] about Whaling News from the North Atlantic – A Note from Ann Novek
Whale birds are a group of birds called this because, 1) They used to follow whaling ships and feed on the blubber and floating oil. (Any of several species of large Antarctic petrels). 2) Prions are a small group of Petrels which once were … [Read more...] about Whale Birds – A Note from Ann Novek
The Norwegian whalers in South Georgia called the black petrel “the shoemaker”, because it reminds them of their home shoemakers in Norway, sitting in their huts and singing. A Black Petrel, Photo courtesy of BirdLife International / Phil … [Read more...] about Whalers and “Shoemakers”
Our friend Rune Frövik, Secretary of the High North Alliance, has resigned according to a Norwegian newspaper, Fiskeribladet. The charismatic Rune has had many fights with Greenpeace and participated in CITES and IWC meetings. Rune has as well … [Read more...] about Whaling: Rune has Resigned from the High North Alliance.