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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...

WDC biologist, Cara Miller, is advising local people to stay clear of a humpback whale that has entered a lagoon near Dravuwalu in Fiji.

According to the Fiji Times, it is not the first time that a whale has entered the 10m deep lagoon. Despite efforts by locals to coax the whale out to deeper waters, it has so far stayed up.

Cara carries out research, outreach and educational work in the South Pacific, working with local communities. A second whale is thought to have already left the lagoon.