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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...

Four more orcas taken from the wild for display in amusement parks

Four more orcas, or killer whales, have now been confirmed to have been captured in Far East Russian waters for use in amusement parks.

This brings the total to seven orcas taken in recent months from the Sea of Okhotsk—the massive far eastern inland sea of Russia, lying due north of Japan. All seven were taken by the same Russian catching team that caught a female orca in the same area last year. All are believed to be being held in Nakhodka, near the eastern port city of Vladivostok.

Read more on the WDC blog