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Plastic pollution on beach

Plastic Free July – choose to refuse

Plastic is everywhere. When I look around me, I see a gazillion things made of plastic: my computer, my watch, pens, lights, clothes … the...
Rescuing a stranded orca calf

Rescuers search for orca family after saving stranded calf

According to New Zealand rescue organisation Whale Rescue, the orca was found alone at Porirua, near Wellington on Sunday morning. The rescue operation is being...
Dolphin using a sponge as a tool in Shark Bay

Did you know dolphins use tools? Meet the Shark Bay spongers …

Like humans, dolphins live in societies with unique cultures. Like us, they bond with others who share similar traditions and habits. In Shark Bay, Australia,...
Southern right whale with calf in Encounter Bay

Southern right whales urgently need your help

As they recover from near extinction from whaling, they need protection inside critical calving and nursery grounds, several of which are found around Australia's coastline....

Japanese whaling ships leave ports to hunt for whales

Japan resumed commercial whaling three years ago after leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC - the body that regulates whaling) and following widespread international criticism...
Humpback whale underwater

Rare sighting of large gathering of feeding humpback whales in Australia

Humpbacks usually feed during the austral (southern hemisphere) summer in the cold waters around Antarctica before heading north to breed and give birth in warmer...

One world ocean – why we need to think globally and act locally

On World Ocean(s) Day let's remember that there is only one ocean on our world. All the water flows through one connected system and this...
Diving sperm whales in Sri Lanka © Andrew Sutton

Sri Lanka oil spill brings fears for whales and dolphins

Spinner dolphins in Sri Lanka © Andrew Sutton Experts are increasingly concerned at the plight of a Singapore-registered cargo ship, the X-Press Pearl, laden with...

Whale culture and conservation: to infinity and beyond …

In 1977, the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft launched, carrying with them the song of humpback whales and greetings in 55 human languages. Why was...