This would be the first blue whale deliberately killed in 40 years, according to IUCN.
This would be the first blue whale deliberately killed in 40 years, according to IUCN.

Endangered blue whale harpooned and killed by Icelandic whalers, Sea Shepherd says

“The killing of a blue whale crosses a line for us at the GWC.
We pledge for the time being a boycott of anything and everything Icelandic, and urge
all our supporters to do the same”!

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A 62-foot blue whale was found Monday ashore a beach north of San Francisco. Scientists said the animal died from a ship strike.  (Marine Mammal Center)
A 62-foot blue whale was found Monday ashore a beach north of San Francisco. Scientists said the animal died from a ship strike. (Marine Mammal Center)

Blue whale found on California coast died from ship strike, scientists say

GWC Working Overtime with Industry to End Future Tragedies Like This

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