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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...

Surfer knocked unconscious by southern right whale

A surfer has been knocked unconscious by a 40ft-long southern right whale in shallow water off Australia’s Bondi beach.

The whale, which had surfaced amongst a group of about 15 swimmers and surfers, flicked Bishan Rajapakse, a 38-year-old doctor, off his board with its tail less than 100ft from the shore.

Hundreds of spectators enjoying the winter sunshine had been watching the whale. The whale then dived beneath the group of men sitting on their boards and flicked its tail, sending the surfers and their surfboards flying and knocking out Mr Rajapakse.

Watch footage on BBC news.