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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...

Five sperm whales die after latest North Sea stranding

Fivesperm whales have now died stranding off the east coast of the UK in recent days. The first whale came ashore at Hunstanton in Norfolk on Friday. Three more than stranded at Skegness on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, a fifth whale came ashore.

The latest deaths come after 12 sperm whales stranded and died earlier in the month in Germany and the Netherlands. It is unclear at the moment what caused them to strand but the southern part of the North Sea is much shallower than the deep waters of the North Atlantic where sperm whales are usually found, feeding on prey such as squid.

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