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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...

Reserve created in Bengal to save river dolphins

Bengal in India will soon have the country’s first community reserve for the endangered Ganges River dolphin, which inhabits the major rivers of the sub-continent.

The reserve would be created over 500km of the Hooghly river, a stretch of the Ganges between Malda and the Sundarbans. It is hoped it will be designated with the next year.

Habitat loss, entanglement in fishing nets and pollution are three of the major threats to the dolphins, who are thought to number just a few thousand throughout their range.