Japan Kills 50 Minke Whales in Marine Protected Area

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Japanese whalers killed more than 50 minke whales in a marine protected area (MPA) in Antarctica earlier this year, according to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund. Harvesting krill and fishing is not allowed in Antarctica’s 600,000 square-mile Ross Sea MPA, but Japan continues whaling in the region and globally by classifying its hunt as part of a scientific research program, The Guardian reported.

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