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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...

Teeth illegally taken from dead sperm whale

Shocking pictures have emerged of ‘trophy’ hunters hacking at the bodies and stealing teeth from sperm whales recently washed up on a beach in Skegness, UK.

Taking the teeth from the whales is an offence under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, and local police have confirmed that they are investigating.

Graffiti has also been sprayed on the bodies of two of the whales on the beach near Gibraltar Point. 

It is thought that the sperm whales may have got lost and entered the North Sea, where the sea floor is not deep enough, causing the whales to become disorientated and die. Some of the same pod that washed up in Germany also had teeth removed by members of the public as well.

More on sperm whales.