There have been a couple of significant developments on the whale and dolphin front these last few days:
Firstly, it has been announced in
Iceland that they will resume their
take of fin whales this summer. This is after a break of two years.
Here it is reported in the Icelandic press: Iceland Review. And you can see one of the whaling vessels being made ready here.
Secondly, after a long wait, the findings of the investigation into what caused the UK’s largest mortality of dolphins which occurred in June 2008 have just been made public in a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal by a long list of authors: The paper is in an open access journal which means it can be freely seen by all and you can find it here.
This has been a major issue in the
UK and the results were also reported
in the media; including here in the Daily Mail.