With Whaling Ships Under Attack, Japan Will Recall Fleet

Victory !!

“Japan will cut short this year’s annual whale hunt in the Antarctic Ocean after obstruction by an environmental group largely prevented its ships from killing whales, the government said Friday.” Read about in in the New York Times. By Martin Fackler.

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Earlier in this blog. 11/30/10.  Has the Japanese Whaling Fleet Surrendered? By Ken Cole.

Human factor suspected in mass beaching of whales in Australia

Human factor suspected in mass beaching of whales in Australia
Lewis Smith, Environment Reporter

Fears that the mass stranding on an Australian beach on Sunday was caused by human disturbance were raised because two species of cetacean came ashore simultaneously.