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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...

Student travel firm giant stops selling trips to SeaWorld

Student travel firm, STA Travel, has re-instated a ban on selling trips to SeaWorld marine parks. The company first implemented the ban last week but later withdrew it. However, STA later apologised for any confusion and the ban is now formally back in place.

STA, which organises trips for up to 2.5 million students and young people a year, says the move to stop selling trips to SeaWorld is part of company-wide policy to ensure its products were “of high quality and responsible” and also “ethical”.

SeaWorld said that it is disappointed that STA have made the decision to stop selling tickets to it parks.