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Whalers depart Japan

Feature story | 18 November, 2007 at 0:00

The Japanese government whaling fleet has departed its home port of Shimonoseki, for its biggest hunt since the moratorium on commercial whaling came into being over twenty years ago.

Mister Splashy Pants the whale - you named him, now save him

Feature story | 10 December, 2007 at 0:00

Out of 11,000 submissions in our competition to name the humpback whales we were tracking on their migration to the Southern Ocean, we narrowed it down to the final 30. Over 150,000 people then voted for their favourite name.

James Bond the whale...licensed to krill

Feature story | 7 November, 2007 at 0:00

Even among people who agree that whales should not be killed needlessly in the name of research, opinions diverge wildly when it comes to naming them. So far we have received over 8,000 entries to name some of the whales that were tagged for the...

Who is Ryuichi Sakamoto?

Feature story | 10 October, 2007 at 0:00

Ryuichi Sakamoto is a composer who has made a career of crossing musical and technological boundaries. A founding member of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO), Sakamoto has composed original scores for 20 films, including: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence...

Tracking whales from space

Feature story | 11 October, 2007 at 0:00

Every year humpback whales migrate thousands of kilometres from the warmth of the South Pacific to their feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. It is a journey full of danger, as the whales must now contend with numerous threats...

Fearing US reaction, Japanese whaling fleet hides in port

Feature story | 16 November, 2007 at 11:08

The Japanese whaling fleet has delayed its departure to the Southern Ocean for its annual whale hunt to avoid political embarrassment when Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda meets with US President George W. Bush.

Whale migration - the first scientific results are in

Feature story | 13 November, 2007 at 0:00

Whales shouldn't have to die for research so we started the Great Whale Trail to prove it. Satellite tagging humpback whales isn't easy, the whales weigh in at over 30 tons and travel thousands of kilometres across the wildest oceans. Despite the...

Who is Sugizo?

Feature story | 17 December, 2007 at 0:00

Sugizo is a Japanese musician who was born on the 8th of July 1969. As a guitarist, he is famous from the visual rock band "LUNA SEA" that was big in the nineties and is still very popular among young Japanese people today.

Mister Splashy Pants Fan

Blog entry by Richard | 27 November, 2007 68 comments

Thanks to our friends over at BoingBoing and Reddit, Mr Splashy Pants is in the lead for the Greenpeace name-a-whale competition. What isn't so well known is the identity of the unsung hero that made it all possible. We don't know all...

Composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Image | 20 June, 2007 at 1:00

Composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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