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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...

Over 100 pilot whales strand in India

Local people and fishermen have been trying to save over 100 short-finned pilot whales that have stranded along the coast in Tiruchendur in Tamil Nadu since Monday evening.

At least 20 whales are thought to have died but attempts were being made to return the other whales to the sea.

Pilot whales, which live in large social groups, are one of the species often involved in mass stranding events, though it is unusual for these to occur in this region.

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