Small whales often lose the way of the associated school and may stay for few days or a couple of weeks in coastal areas until they return to the deep water.
Japanese whaling fleets set sail Monday to hunt whales for commercial purposes for the first time in 31 years.
Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs.
The plane took off from France's Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and circled back.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) celebrated World Tourism Day by viewing a video of valley of the whales.
Japan said Tuesday it killed 177 whales off its northeast coast in an annual hunt that sparks anger among animal rights activists and others.
A massive humpback whale buried on a popular Australian beach after it washed up dead was being exhumed Monday because locals feared its rotting carcass.