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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...

‘Don’t go to SeaWorld’ Harry Styles tells One Direction concert audience

Popstar Harry Styles has shown his support against whale and dolphin captivity by asking his fans at One Direction’s concert in San Diego last week not to visit SeaWorld. The singer first asked a cheering audience if they liked dolphins before making the comment.

Harry Styles November 2014

SeaWorld has responded by inviting the singer to go and look round the facilities but in the meantime it seems many of his legions of fans will be avoiding the establishment.

Also in the crowd at the concert was Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams, who posted this video of Harry on her Instagram account and urged people to watch Blackfish, the award-winning documentary about the orca, Tilikum, held in captivity at SeaWorld.

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