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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...

Record number of dolphin deaths on Black Sea coastline

A record number of dolphins are washing up dead on Bulgaria’s Black Sea beaches according to reports. 108 dead individuals have been accounted for by local authorities already this year, with the cause of death still unknown.

Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boiko Borissov has called a special meeting with conservation organizations to try to establish the cause and how best to deal with the issue.

There are three species of dolphins in the Black Sea off Bulgaria, the short-beaked common dolphin, the harbour porpoise and the common bottlenose dolphin.

In recent years there have been allegations that local fishermen may be responsible for the dolphin deaths along this stretch of coast. The penalty for killing a dolphin in the country is a fine of up to 20,000 levs ($11,270) and imprisonment for up to five years.