First Fin Whales Culled - The Reykjavik Grapevine

First Fin Whales Culled

Published June 19, 2009

The Icelandic whaling ship Hvalur 9 docked this morning with the first two fin whales Iceland has culled since 2006, when seven such animals were hunted.
Work began at once on dressing the whales, seen in the photo, which despite the animal’s massive size only takes about two hours. The ship left port on Wednesday and culled the two whales yesterday afternoon. The ship docked again around five this morning, according to Morgunblaðið, with the whales measuring about 18 meters long.
Of the 200 fin whales and 200 minke whales allowed by the Icelandic government quota, up until now only 15 minke whales had been culled.
(Photo: mbl.is)

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