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Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...
Amazon River dolphin (Boto)

River dolphins observed playing with anaconda

Researchers in Bolivia recorded an unusual interaction between local rivers dolphins and an anaconda snake...
Common bottlenose dolphin

Dolphin pens identified at Russian naval base

Analysis of satellite imagery suggests that Russia may be using military dolphins at its naval...

Plastic carrier bag charge could help whales and dolphins

An announcement by the Scottish government that it is introducing a 5p charge on carrier bags has been welcomed by WDC.

The charges, which will begin in October 2014, have been set up to reduce harmful litter on beaches and in the sea.

Whales and dolphins can die after swallowing or becoming entangled in plastic bags and packaging.

More about pollution.