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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...

Two Fin Whales Strand In UK And Ireland

Two fin whales have stranded in separate incidents in waters around the UK and Ireland.

The first whale stranded in Carlyon Bay near St. Austall in Cornwall. Rescuers reported the animal as being malnourished and it died soon afterwards.

Meanwhile, a young fin whale has turned up in Baltimore Harbour in Cork, Ireland. The whale was also thought to be in a poor condition and died after three days.

Fin whales are the second largest whale and can grow to over 20 metres. Around the British Isles they are generally found in deeper offshore waters.

Later in the week, a Sowerby’s beaked whale stranded in the estuary of the River Severn and died soon after. Very little is known about beaked whales as they live in deep water and are seldom seen.

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