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Panel to Take Closer Look at Scientific Whaling

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Science  04 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5885, pp. 26
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5885.26b

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Is Japan's research whaling, which claims about 1000 whales a year, scientific investigation or disguised commercial whaling? A new review process endorsed by the International Whaling Commission last week at its 60th annual meeting hopes to get closer to the answer.