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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...

Australian super trawler ban could help whales and dolphins

The Australian government has announced that it is to stop so-called super trawlers from fishing in Australia’s territorial waters, a move which could help whales and dolphins that get accidentally caught, injured or killed in the vessel’s huge nets. Sadly the ban only applies to boats 427 feet (130 meters) or longer. These vessels can cast nets up to 1,000 feet long.