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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...

SeaWorld profits tank

Profit forecasts for captivity theme park giant, SeaWorld seem to have taken another big plunge, falling below market expectations for the year.

The company has reported a huge net loss of over $80 million as it struggles to deal with the public backlash against keeping orcas in tanks for entertainment. Anti-captivity campaigns such as those run by WDC have increased public pressure on SeaWorld forcing the company to issue a recent, tactical statement pledging to stop breeding orcas and to phase out performances involving orcas in the coming year. However, the 29 orcas that SeaWorld holds captive will remain in small tanks. WDC will continue to campaign to improve their situation through the creation of more naturalistic sea pen sanctuaries where captive orcas can be retired. WDC will also continue to highlight the plight of the numerous dolphins and belugas held captive by SeaWorld that seem to have been forgotten.