Icelandic whaling firm sued by conservationists for killing hybrid whale

The residents of Akureyri, North Iceland, noticed an uncommon sight a brief distance from land yesterday.

A North Atlantic proper whale was noticed by whale watchers onboard a ship from Elding Whale Watching on Monday.

“There are not any plans to export the meat,” said Kristján Loftsson, CEO of Hvalur hf.

The whale caught by the Icelandic whaling firm Hvalur hf. on July eighth is a hybrid.

Speaking to CNN, professor of biology Adam A.Peck on the University of Hawaii says that the whale hunted by Hvalur hf on Saturday night time is a blue whale and never a hybrid blue/ fin whale as believed by Icelandic specialists.

Icelandic whaling firm Hvalur hf who just lately started looking fin whales once more, could have killed a uncommon, protected blue whale or a blue whale/ fin whale hybrid. This was reported by animal rights campaigners Hard To Port who additionally revealed images of the whale being landed in Hvalfjörður and lower up for meat.

A peaceable protest has been organised tomorrow at Reykjavik Harbour when whale looking firm Hvalur hf. begins attempting to find fin whales.

A brand new survey carried out by MMR reveals that roughly the identical variety of individuals are for and towards whaling.

Construction of a whale sanctuary and museum within the Westman Islands has begun by firm Merlin Entertaintments. Two white whales will occupy whale pens on the harbourfront.

Whaling has recommenced in Iceland and whaling firm Hvalur hf has permission to hunt 161 fin whales this summer time in addition to utilizing 20% of final 12 months’s quota. Hvalur hf. is working in cooperation with scientists on the Innovation Center in Iceland and the University of Iceland to make use of whale byproducts for medicinal use.

Icelandic actress and singer Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir will probably be taking part in the principle function in a brand new HBO collection filmed in Norway and Lithuania. She was chosen out of a whole bunch of candidates.

Fireworks over a lagoon stuffed with icebergs feels like a scene out of a movie, but it surely’s truly an annual occasion at Jökulsárlón lagoon in South East Iceland, now happening on Saturday, August 11th.

A scientist on the Iceland Met Office says that taking a look at measurements within the river Skaftá that the circulation of water has returned to regular. The glacial outburst flood is subsequently over.

A huge iceberg was noticed by the crew of fishing vessel Engey RE-1 north of Ísafjarðardjúp yesterday.

This weekend the climate outlook is for shiny skies and temperatures between 9 – 18 in most components of Iceland.

Original article https://mbl.is/english/nature_and_travel/2018/08/10/icelandic_whaling_company_sued_by_conservationists_/

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