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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Learn Your Dolphins With Song!

Did you know that there are over 30 different species of dolphins that live in the oceans, seas and rivers of the world?

You did? But can you name them?

Have a listen to theDolphin Species Song (produced by the Dolphin Communication Project). It’s short and fun, and there may be some dolphin species mentioned that you haven’t heard of!

You can also find lots of detailed information about all the species of whales, dolphins and porpoises on WDCS’s Species Guide.

Commerson's dolphin and calvesspotted dolphin