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ˈʰweɪ lɪŋ, ˈweɪ-whal·ing

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Wiktionary

  1. whalingnoun

    The practice of hunting whales.

  2. whalingnoun

    The practice of spotting whales.

  3. whalingnoun

    A beating.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whaling

    of Whala

  2. Whalingnoun

    the hunting of whales

  3. Whalingadjective

    pertaining to, or employed in, the pursuit of whales; as, a whaling voyage; a whaling vessel

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  1. Whaling

    Whaling is the hunting of whales primarily for meat and oil. Its earliest forms date to at least 3000 BC. Various coastal communities have long histories of sustenance whaling and harvesting beached whales. Industrial whaling emerged with organized fleets in the 17th century; competitive national whaling industries in the 18th and 19th centuries; and the introduction of factory ships along with the concept of whale harvesting in the first half of the 20th century. As technology increased and demand for the resources remained, catches far exceeded the sustainable limit for whale stocks. In the late 1930s, more than 50,000 whales were killed annually and by the middle of the century whale stocks were not being replenished. In 1986, the International Whaling Commission banned commercial whaling so that stocks might recover. While the moratorium has been successful in averting the extinction of whale species due to overhunting, contemporary whaling is subject to intense debate. Pro-whaling countries, notably Japan, wish to lift the ban on stocks that they claim have recovered sufficiently to sustain limited hunting. Anti-whaling countries and environmental groups say whale species remain vulnerable and that whaling is immoral, unsustainable, and should remain banned permanently.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whaling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whaling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of whaling in a Sentence

  1. Yoshifumi Kai:

    We endured for 31 years, but now it's all worth it, they'll be whaling for a week here, we may have more.

  2. Yoko Ichihara:

    A lot of people came in after hearing that the research whaling had ended, worried that they couldn't get whale anymore, they were surprised to hear whale is taken in Japan too.

  3. Ken Findlay:

    What we found here is reflective of the abilities of these animals to bounce back from very severe whaling pressure in the last century. Over 200,000 humpback whales were taken from the Southern hemisphere last year, it absolutely amazed me that 30 to 40 years later, we've seen these populations rebounding as they are. That gives me hope. It tells me something about the state of the ocean.

  4. Joji Morishita:

    The whaling issue is seen as a symbol of a larger issue sometimes in Japan... You might have heard the word 'eco-imperialism', when you go out and ask ordinary Japanese about the whaling issue, they're going to say 'I don't eat whale meat, however I don't like the idea of beef-eating people or pork-eating people saying to Japanese, stop eating whales.

  5. Allison Warden:

    I don’t know what our culture would be without whaling. It’s at the center of everything we do, it’s a different relationship than just going to the grocery store. The whale feeds the entire community.

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