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Convention Warns Of Ban On Exports Of Solomon Islands Dolphins

Convention Warns Of Ban On Exports Of Solomon Islands Dolphins

CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), one of the largest conservation agreements in...
Accidents Unlikely On Oil Rigs, UK Government Tells WDCS Supporters!

Accidents Unlikely On Oil Rigs, UK Government Tells WDCS Supporters!

In late 2011, we asked the public and WDCS supporters to email the UK Government...
Foggy Doggies & Humpback Whales…

Foggy Doggies & Humpback Whales…

Hi Everyone, It was VERY foggy at Chanonry Point today which was a bit of...
Captive Pilot Whale Transferred To SeaWorld San Diego

Captive Pilot Whale Transferred To SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has taken delivery of a 10-year-old captive male pilot whale from a...

Stranded whale had 6 kg of plastic inside their body

A dead sperm whale who washed up on a beach in Indonesia this week was found to have nearly 6kg of plastic inside their body.

Whale Stranding Indonesia posted the news online, reporting that “soft plastic, hard plastic, plastic bags, plastic cups, bottled drinks, sandals and raffia” were among the items retrieved from the carcass.

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan said the incident should raise public awareness. “Many other marine animals may be contaminated and this is very dangerous for us. Plastic waste is a common enemy.”

Earlier this year, a study found that most of the endangered sperm whales that have been found dead in the eastern Mediterranean since 2001 have been killed by plastic debris.