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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...

Spirtle the sunburned dolphin continues to thrive

More news on Spirtle – the now famous dolphin badly sunburned while she was stranded on the shore for 24 hours last May in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland.

WDC’s field officer, Charlie Phillips saw the bottlenose dolphin whilst out on the water a few days ago. Rescuers refloated Spirtle back in May after she became stranded but did not think she would survive as she was badly burnt. But now it seems she is thriving!

“Normally she is a bit shy about approaching boats but we caught up with her enjoying a great game of seaweed throwing” says Charlie.

Spirtle the dolphin

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