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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...

Humpback whale rescued from fishing gear in Scotland

A humpback whale was successfully released over the weekend after becoming entangled in prawn fishing gear in Loch Eriboll, near Durness in Sutherland on the north coast of Scotland.

A team from British Divers Marine Life Rescue was quickly assembled from across the country and using boats supplied by local fishermen, they were able to remove the rope from around the whale’s head and body, allowing the whale to swim off back out to sea.

Find out more about whale rescue and strandings.