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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...

A baby for released captive dolphin

We are delighted that a formerly captive Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin named Chunsam has been seen with a baby by the Dolphin Research Group of Jeju University/Ewha Womans University.

Chunsam, along with two other dolphins, Jedol and Sampal, spent more than three years in captivity after being captured illegally in South Korea. They were released under court order in spring 2013.

Sampal was spotted with a calf in April this year and Chunsam’s new baby is estimated to have been born between late June and mid-July 2016 because she was last seen without a calf by her side at the end of June and because her baby has clear fetal folds. 

This wonderful news shows that release programmes can work and that dolphins who are suitable for a return to the wild can go on to live rich and full lives.