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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...

Dolphin die-off in Gulf of Mexico finally slows

More than five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, the number of dolphin mortalities in the Gulf of Mexico finally appears to be slowing. Nearly 1500 dolphins and whales have died in the last five years but fewer have been washed ashore in 2015.

The latest report from US authorities comes as investigations continue into what impact the spill may have had on marine mammals living in the Gulf.