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Brutal Drone Footage Shows a Pod of Orcas Attacking a Minke Whale

As apex predators, orcas can prey on whichever marine animal they choose—large or small. During a recent expedition off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, scientists captured rare footage of orcas attacking a 40-foot-long minke whale. Read More >>

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Japanese Fleet Slaughters 333 Whales in the Name of ‘Science’

In a disturbing repeat of last year, Japanese whalers returned to port Friday with the carcasses of 333 minke whales on board. Since 1986, a global moratorium has banned the hunting of whales, but Japan claims the killings are being done for “scientific research.” Read More >>

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Japan Slaughtered 333 Whales in ‘Scientific’ Expedition

Earlier today, four ships from Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research returned to their home port after a “scientific” expedition to the Antarctic region. The fleet claims to have captured 333 minke whales — including pregnant females — in blatant disregard of an international ruling. Read More >>