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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...

Long distance swimmer to cross dangerous Cook Strait for WDC

He is at it again! Long distance open water swimmer, Adam Walker is to take on the Cook Strait in New Zealand this April in a bid to complete the seven hardest ocean Straits and raise money for WDC.

Incredibly, Adam has already swum five of the world’s most gruelling sea crossings; the English Channel, Spain to Morocco and back, Hawaii ‘s Molokai Straits, Catalina Island in the US and Tsugaru Straits in Japan.

Adam’s latest test is a 16 mile swim across the Cook Strait, but the strong currents are very likely to add several miles onto what is already going to be a 10 hour journey. Waves of up to 10 feet and very cold water temperatures will also make this swim extremely difficult.

“In Hawaii I was stung by a ‘man o war’ and in Japan chased by sharks. This swim will test me physically and mentally to the limit, says Adam.

“WDC has been close to my heart and I have swum for the charity for the last six years. They do an essential job to help preserve these magnificent creatures so please give generously to this worthwhile cause.”

You can offer words of encouragement and donate at Adam’s justgiving page.