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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...

Belugas whales spotted 500 miles from the sea

Belugas spotted up Yukon River

A small pod of beluga whales has been spotted by a group of people heading up the Yukon River, about 550 miles from the mouth of the Yukon River and the Bering Sea. It is thought that the whales were following groups of salmon up the river and they will return once the food runs out!
One of the party, Clifford Cleaver said that they spotted at least four belugas and began taking pictures because he thought no one would believe him.

Beluga whales have been exploited over past decades, hunted for food and captured for display. The bright white skin makes the whales easy to see, but it also allows it to blend in with floating ice or whitecaps. Although they are not born white, their unique colour makes it hard for them to be confused with other whale species.