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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...

Blackfish, a documentary that exposes the controversial and cruel world of captivity will air on the 19th January at the esteemed 35th annual Sundance Film Festival in the US. The film looks into the shocking death of Sea World trainer, Dawn Brancheau’s who was killed in 2010 when orca Tillikum dragged her under the water in front of horrified spectators at Sea World in Orlando, Florida.
 
Alongside the stories of individuals involved, the film also looks many other similar incidents and raises safety questions about the wider captivity industry as a whole.
WDC urges the public to make time to see this film if showing in your area.

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