Whale Current Affairs, GK & News

Baleen Whales Consume Millions of Microplastics Per Day

A new study found that the blue whale – the largest mammal on Earth – swallow millions of microplastics each day as do fin and humpback whales. Why was the study conducted? A research recently provided an estimate of the amount of microplastics ingested by three species of baleen whales – blue, fin and humpback ..




Japan resumes commercial whaling

On 1st July 2019, Japan officially resumed commercial whaling after more than 30 years of limiting whale hunts to scientific purposes — a policy that still resulted in the deaths of hundreds of whales every year. The hunts come after Japan’s withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The move is slammed by anti-whaling activists ..


Japan decides to withdraw from International Whaling Commission (IWC)

Japan has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and will resume commercial whaling in July 2019. As per officials, leaving the IWC means Japanese whalers will be able to resume hunting in Japanese coastal waters of minke and other whales currently protected by the IWC. However, Japan will not be able to ..