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Anonymous said: Do they have whales in Norway? If so, which ones?

Norweigan whales silly! 

Okay, seriously now! There are approximately 75 species of whales in Norweigan waters, the most common types being: Minke, Bottlenose, Narwhale (seriously!), Killer, Pilot, Beluga, Porpoise/Dolphin, Blue, Fin, Sei, Humpback and Sperm whales. Now, Norway is also one of the few places left in the world that allow whaling (there are 12), including my lovely country of Canada!

I know that sounds terrible, but before you start rippin’ on Norway I suggest you check on Japan! (I can go into that another time, but too much for this ask!) Not only is there only one legally huntable species of whale in Norway (the Minke Whale), but they ceased for five years to do a study on sustainability of whaling. Here in Canada we allow a very small number to be hunted, one every two years from Hudson Bay/Fox Basin population and one every 13 years from the Baffin Bay/Davis Strait population. (Those are bowheads)

Now, I would just like to get it out there that I do not support whaling. I see why people continue to do it for cultural reasons (e.g. the very small amount hunted by the Inuit in Canada) but hunting more whales than necessary or doing it for fun is not cool. (Please don’t give me hate about this people, I very hastily researched this and this is only my opinion, and a very hasty and not super thought through opinion at that!)

Also, sorry for the little rant thingy, I know you just wanted to know about species!

Sources:
http://www.regjeringen.no/en/archive/Stoltenbergs-1st-Government/fid/Veiledninger-og-brosjyrer/2000/facts-about-whales-in-norwegian-waters.html?id=419222

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whaling#Modern_whaling_.28since_about_1986.29

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