Humpback whale 'lobtailing' in Chatham Strait. The whale brings its tail down hard on the surface of the water - a sound that can be heard for a distance of several hundred metres underwater. Taken by kayaking photographer Duncan Murrell
The fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus), also called the finback whale, razorback, or common rorqual, is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales. It is the second-largest animal after the blue whale.
ENDANGERED FIN WHALES ARE BEING SOLD AS DOG TREATS TO RICH JAPANESE — Consumption of whale in countries like Japan & Iceland is already a contentious issue, but now a Tokyo-based company is selling endangered whale meat as “dog treats.” The meat, supplied by a Iceland whaling company, comes from North Atlantic fin whales, an endangered species, according to Japanese environmental group IKAN. Iceland plans to slaughter over 180 fin whales in 2013 for this export market. SICK! SICK! SICK!
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