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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?

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River dolphins observed playing with anaconda

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Dolphin pens identified at Russian naval base

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

Blackfish on BBC Four this week – join our live web chat

The widely-acclaimed film, Blackfish, was shown BBC FOUR on Thursday. If you missed it, you can still watch it on iPlayer (UK only).

Blackfish posterIn one of the most powerful and thought-provoking documentaries in a generation, Blackfish turns the spotlight on humankind’s selfish desire to confine large, intelligent marine mammals in a captive situation for our viewing pleasure. Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s important film could have so easily been labelled ‘just another activist film’ but this is different.

During the evening, WDC held an online forum to discuss the issues raised by the film. Have a look at the debate on our Facebook and Twitter pages.