31 Aug '14, 4pm

Whales are wailing (in Faroes and Puget Sound)

Whales are wailing (in Faroes and Puget Sound)

If you don't realise you are dealing with "a very big dolphin", the heart-shaped marking on the throat is species specific for the pilot whale Globiocephala melaena . This guy isn't shy, he's spy-hopping! Spy-hopping image ; Credit: © Sea Shepherd While slaughter continues in the Faroes, orca shortages are being reported in Puget Sound (in the NE Pacific) as human interference still continues to reduce populations of some whales. The Sea Shepherd organisation have the more gripping story at - Sea Shepherd crew members arrested . It is of some concern that we eat many animals that most wouldn't dream of, in odd corners of Africa, Japan and the Faeroes. Very few have any excuse, although the shortage of food in some African states seems eternal. Pilot whales are, in the North Atlantic, known as longfin pilots, or even Caa'ing whales (in the Orkneys where islanders used to ca...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/conservation/whales-wailing/2678/

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