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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...

Scottish Dolphin Centre closed on Aug 11th

Due to the severe weather caused by ex-hurricane Bertha, the Scottish Dolphin Centre was closed on Monday, August 11th.

The Centre has reopened on August 12th but the Icehouse exhibit is still closed.

Meanwhile the heavy rain that has fallen across much of the northern Scotland caused the River Dee to burst its banks in Aberdeen. The only thing left visible was one of WDC’s Wild Dolphin sculptures.