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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...

Tilikum still on the sick list

An update released by SeaWorld on the state of the captive orca, Tilikum, notes that the condition of health continues to fluctuate.

Last month SeaWorld revealed that his health had declined rapidly in recent weeks and that hew was suffering from a serious infection in his lungs.

The latest update goes on to say that his appetite has improved in recent days but he remains in the marine park’s medical pool.

Find out more about Tilikum and the history of wild orca captures.