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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...

Beluga whale Gia dies at Marineland Canada

Marineland Canada has issued a statement announcing the death of Gia, a beluga whale held in captivity at the park.

The statement says that Gia died suddenly, and that preliminary investigations indicate the cause of death was a twisted small intestine that resulted in a fatal blockage.

Several years ago, the facility was criticised after a series of investigative articles were published in Canadian newspaper, The Star, detail the suffering of marine mammals at theme park.  

Keeping whales and dolphins in tanks is wrong. Wild whales and dolphins can travel up to one hundred miles a day. They are highly intelligent and live in complex societies. Yet, they are still taken from their homes and families and confined them for human ‘entertainment’.

WDC is currently working with Merlin Entertainments to establish a sanctuary for beluga whales held in captivity.

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