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Fin whale

Fin whales return to old feeding grounds in Southern Ocean

An exciting discovery by researchers in the waters around Antarctica suggest that fin whales are...
Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

Beachgoers cause death of baby dolphin

Holiday makers in Argentina have been criticised for causing the tragic death of a baby franciscana dolphin after removing the calf from shallow waters on a popular beach.

The crowd of people at the beach resort of Santa Teresita paraded the calf around, with many of the holiday makers posing to have selfies taken with the poor dolphin.

Many species of whale or dolphin rapidly dehydrate and can die very quickly if removed from the water.

The franciscana dolphin is one of the most threatened dolphins in the Southern Atlantic Ocean and WDC’s Argentinian office is working to protect this species – find out more

 Dolphin dies after holiday makers remove it from the sea