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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...

Eight more sperm whales wash up dead in Germany

A further eight sperm whales have washed up dead on a German beach, just days after around 16 other sperm whales were found dead at other sites on the North Sea, including the UK.

The eight whales found near the north German town of Friedrichskoog were young males, and were reported to be lying close to each other in an area of the Wadden Sea national park.

Work continued this week to remove the sperm whales from beaches at Hunstanton in Norfolk, and Skegness.

It is not clear why so many whales have washed up in the region recently, but 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.

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