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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...

SeaWorld's woes continue as profits drop

SeaWorld’s latest set of financial results, for the 2nd quarter of the year, have produced another set of disappointing figures with attendances, profits and revenue all down, more than analysts had predicted.

Earnings dropped a staggering 84% compared with a year ago. This came despite a series of discounts, promotions and a revamped marketing campaign aimed at winning back visitors. SeaWorld admitted it faces “brand challenges in California”. The company launched a major marketing campaign earlier this year in an attempt to combat the negative publicity it received following the release of the documentary Blackfish and its continued justification for keeping orcas in captivity.

Find out more about why orcas should not be held in captivity.