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Controversial Japan whaling fleet sets goal of 260 animals

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A Japanese research whaling fleet left port Wednesday on a mission to catch 260 whales by the end of August in an effort to research the creature’s feeding patterns, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) reported.

Three harpoon and two research ships with more than 200 crew members left from different ports in Japan and are being sent by the Institute of Cetacean Research, which conducts the research whaling activities under the authority of Japan’s Fisheries Agency.

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