Mass stranding of pilot whales Iceland

Last Friday a mass stranding of pilot whales occurred in the north-east of Iceland, in Langanes. Saving them turned out to be impossible and the few remaining ones were put down the following morning.

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Pilot Whale Could not Be Saved

Attempts to save a pilot whale that beached on Seltjarnarnes point, near Reykjavík, yesterday, were in vain, mbl.is reports. Before beaching, the whale had been spotted swimming in circles near the shore. >> read more …

Griend Maasvlakte 2

Maasvlakte 2, 17 augustus 2019 – Deze namiddag de totnutoe onbevestigde melding van een Griend voor de Maasvlakte .

Best Practices for Saving Beached Whales

wo separate pods of pilot whales have gotten beached on Icelandic shores this summer, RÚV reports, leading experts to apprise locals of how best they can respond to such situations. Marine biologist Edda Elísabet Magnúsdóttir says that such beachings are becoming a yearly occurrence—an indirect result of warming ocean temperatures—and likely happening when whales pursue … Meer lezen

Mass Whale Rescue in Reykjanes

A second mass whale stranding in three weeks occurred Friday on Southwest Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula. The stranding happened on the rocky coast of Garður, the northernmost town of the peninsula, after  50 to 70 pilot whales were spotted close to shore near high tide.  >> read more …

Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

The Faroe Islands’ ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highly controversial, eating the whale meat also poses a health hazard, public health authorities in Denmark’s autonomous North Atlantic territory warn, advising against eating it. >> lees verder …

New Sub-species of Pilot Whale Identified in Pacific Ocean

Short-finned pilot whales are found over a wide swath of the world’s oceans, with habitats in the Indian, and Pacific, and North Atlantic oceans. Despite this wide distribution, the whales have been recognized as a single species—but a recent study has found that two unique subspecies actually exist. The study published June 3, 2019, in Molecular Ecology. >> … Meer lezen