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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...

WDC joins Antarctic groups calling for Ross Sea protection

WDC, together with the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) and the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), is calling for a long overdue decision on a network of fully protected marine protected areas in the Antarctic that would feature the Ross Sea, home of possible new species of killer whales, minke whales and much more.

A new report from AOA highlights a small sample of the thousands of resilient species that call the pristine Southern Ocean home. As the 33rd annual CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) meeting carries on this week and next, the new report, “33 Species We Love and Must Protect” serves as a symbolic reminder that in order to continue research and discovery in Antarctica and protect many vulnerable and unique species, there must be commitment to preservation through enhanced protection. Find out more the proposal the Ross Sea.