“Japanese whale hunters have finished their latest so-called ‘scientific’ expedition off the coast of Abashiri, Hokkaido, killing 47 minke whales.
The Japanese Fisheries Agency will now analyse the age and stomach contents of the whales.” http://uk.whales.org/news/2017/07/forty-seven-minke-whales-killed-to-see-how-old-they-were
Japanese research is greatly advancing knowledge of what diet doesn’t tell us about life expectancy.
“A Norwegian whaler featured in the documentary declares openly that female minke whales are usually pregnant when they come to Norwegian waters.
The news piece suggests that most of the time each female adult whale killed represents two whales caught as the vast majority have a fetus in their stomach.” http://uk.whales.org/news/2017/03/new-documentary-reveals-that-majority-of-minke-whales-caught-by-norway-are-pregnant
Whalers’ knowledge of anatomy is as polished as their morality.