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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...

Captive Pilot Whale Transferred To SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has taken delivery of a 10-year-old captive male pilot whale from a marine park in Japan.

The pilot whale, known as Argo, arrived at SeaWorld San Diego after a 9-hour flight from Japan. Described as ‘unreleasable’ after repeatedly beaching near Kamogawa in Japan in 2004, he will now be housed with three other captive pilot whales, two of whom have been trained to regularly perform tricks for live audiences.

As SeaWorld San Diego notes on its own website, in the wild pilot whales live in pods of up to 90 animals and dive to depths of 1,000 feet in search of prey. WDCS strongly believes captivity is wrong. Argo is now confined to life in a shallow, barren, concrete tank and a world away from the highly social pod he left in the wild.

Source: U-T San Diego