Images of a Japanese whaling operation(above) have been released after a five-year legal battle.International Business Times
Australian customs officials filmed the footage in 2008 but Canberra tried to suppress the pictures saying they could harm relations with Tokyo.
The Australian government was forced to release them after a prolonged Freedom of Information bid by anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd.
Another study from the New England Aquarium has questioned current conservation efforts and their effectiveness. The paper says that there is no evidence that these regulations are reducing mortality rates of right whales.