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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...

Entangled humpback whale rescued in Scotland

A humpback whale has been freed from fishing gear thanks to the help of a local retired fisherman on the Isle of Skye.

The whale was first sighted a couple of weeks ago but after attempts to free the creature were unsuccessful, it was feared it may have drowned.

However, retired fisherman John Mckinnon sighted the whale over the weekend and went out in a boat belonging to his nephew, Gordon. Between them they were able to cut the ropes attached to the whale before a rescue team arrived. The whale then came to have a look at the pair before heading out to sea.

2015 has seen an increased number of sightings of humpbacks around Scotland’s west coast.