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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...

Can you imagine the incredible sight of thousands upon thousands of dolphins surrounding your boat as they swim together in the ocean?

Well that’s just the treat a group of lucky tourists got when a ‘super-pod’ of common dolphins was spotted as they enjoyed a day trip on the water off the coast of California.
Common dolphins are very social and are often found in relatively large groups, but one of more than a few hundred is rare. Perhaps a once in a lifetime sight for some very lucky people!

The dolphins may have all come together to enjoy feasting on some of their favourite fish.

Find out more information and photos of common dolphins.