In the video Korostelev shot, it looks like the orca hunters are in a pod of six when they chase and take down the minke whale
, hitting it and then biting down.
In November a 30ft Minke whale
also washed up on Cleethorpes beach in Lincolnshire, but was later swept away by the tide.
But they said serious conservation issues remain around minke whales
, with the species hunted in waters around Iceland and Norway.
It is very important to point out that this proposal is about recognising the importance this area plays for white-beaked dolphin, harbour porpoise and minke whale
The JARPAII objectives are "a) monitoring the Antarctic ecosystem (whale abundance trends and biological parameters; krill abundance and the feeding ecology of whales; effects of contaminants on cetaceans; cetacean habitat); b) modelling competition among whale species and future management objectives; c) elucidation of temporal and spatial changes in stock structure; and d) improving the management procedure for Antarctic minke whale
stocks" ("Research Results").
The Japanese continue to harvest nearly 1,000 Antarctic minke whales
each year in the name of science, a dubious distinction to the protesters who have taken to the seas in the spotlight of television programs such as the Discovery Channel's "Whale Wars" to disrupt the practice.
The dead minke whale
was removed on Tuesday night Andrew Archbold, managing director of Dragon Rescue, surveys the minke whale
he recovered from The Knap, Barry, to be taken to a specialist firm in Dorset PICTURE: Peter Bolter
can grow up to 30ft long and have been seen off the coast of Scotland, although they prefer cooler regions to tropical areas.
TOKYO - The Fisheries Agency on Friday released a plan to catch up to 60 minke whales
for research purposes in the Northwestern Pacific off northern Japan from Monday through the end of May.
North Pacific minke whale
samples had a total average mercury level of 0.
If taking 250 minkes is not going to have any negative effect on minke whale
stocks around Iceland, how can they claim it is going to increase the annual cod catch?
In April Norway decided to resume exports of whale products to Japan and called for the ban on minke whale
hunting to be overturned.