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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...

Pilot whale dies at SeaWorld

SeaWorld has announced that a short-finned pilot whale held by the marine park has died. The whale, which was given the stage name Bubbles, had been at SeaWorld for almost 30 years and was thought to be over 50 years old.

Bubbles was captured in 1966 and was originally a Marineland of the Pacific-owned animal. She was acquired by SeaWorld back in early 1987 when SeaWorld’s former owner, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, bought Marineland. HBJ bought the park in order to acquire two orcas, Corky and Orky, and then promptly shut the park down shortly afterward. 

As well as the 29 orcas it ‘owns’, SeaWorld also holds around 120 other whales and dolphins in captivity.