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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...

More whales found dead off Florida coast

Local marine wildlife authorities in Florida (US) have reported that another 11 pilot whales have been found dead following a mass stranding a week ago, bringing the total death toll to 22. Hopes remain that the remaining pilot whales have now headed back out to deeper waters. The pod of short-finned pilot whales was first spotted last week in the waters off a remote area of the Everglades. Later seven of the whales were found dead and four others had to be euthanized (put to sleep).