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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...

Bat and dolphin hearing link uncovered

According to a new study, scientists have discovered that the brains of bats and dolphins are remarkably similar. Researchers behind the study state that unlike most mammals, which have one area of the brain linked to hearing, bats and dolphins actually have two.

Experts think this has something to do with these two creatures’ use of echolocation that allows them to see and navigate through their own unique surroundings. The findings came as a surprise because bats and dolphins are so far apart on the evolutionary spectrum. However, it reinforces how advanced the dolphin brain is, and so how intelligent these creatures are.

Read more about whale and dolphin intelligence here.