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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...

Mine disaster threatens small dolphins

Conservationists and engineers in Brazil are battling to save marine wildlife from contamination following the collapse of a dam, which has led to the waters in the Rio Doce estuary to turn brown with toxic mud.  

After the dam’s collapse, water containing iron-ore residue from the nearby Samarco mine entered the delicate ecosystem of the river, which flows out in to the Atlantic. The area is rich in marine life, including humpback whales and one of the world’s smallest dolphins, the franciscana.