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Fin whales return to old feeding grounds in Southern Ocean

An exciting discovery by researchers in the waters around Antarctica suggest that fin whales are...
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Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

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Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

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Vet to be charged over captive dolphin deaths

Following a long investigation, a hearing has concluded that a vet is to blame for the deaths of two captive dolphins who died at the Connyland amusement park in Thurgau, Switzerland in November 2011.

The prosecutor has ruled that the vet in question was guilty of animal cruelty and negligence and will be charged shortly.

Eight-year-old Shadow and 30-year old Chelmers died from brain damage after an overdose of antibiotics, and are the seventh and eight dolphins to die in Connyland in the past three years.

WDC has always been critical of the often intensive medicinal treatment of dolphins in zoos and entertainment parks and, at one stage, the Connyland dolphinarium had even accused animal activists of poisoning the dolphins.