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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...

Rescued dolphin returned to sea in China

Good news from China where a rough-toothed dolphin that was found stranded in May has been successfully released back into the wild in Zhuhai in Guangdong Province.

The 2.2 metre male dolphin, which was given the name “Jiang Jiang”, was discovered on May 3rd in Heisha Bay in Jiangmen City suffering from breathing difficulties and malnutrition. A team from the the Pearl River Estuary Chinese White Dolphin National Nature Reserve took the dolphin to a pool where it was treated and able to slowly recover before being released on Thursday.