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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...

Debate opens on California bill to end orca captivity

The California Assembly in the US has held the first hearing on a bill that would end killer whale shows in the US State.
The Bill has been put forward by Democratic Assemblyman, Richard Bloom and follows the release of the film ‘Blackfish’, which raised the profile of the cruelty behind captive orca shows and documents the death of a Sea World show trainer in 2010.
Assemblyman Bloom is also calling for a for a ban on the import and export of orcas, which he says are too large and intelligent to be held in captivity.
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