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Barbie turns her back on SeaWorld

Toy giant, Mattel has announced that it is stopping the production of all SeaWorld-branded merchandise, including SeaWorld Trainer Barbie dolls.

Ad campaign urges companies not to buy fish from those associated with whale hunts

WDC, together with a coalition of animal welfare and conservation groups has launched a new online ad campaign to coincide with the 2015 Seafood Exposition Global and Seafood Processing Global convention in Brussels this week, advising consumers and major seafood buyers to be aware of fish “tainted by the blood of whales”.

Among exhibitors at the trade event are several companies that process and/or sell whale meat, or are tied by shareholdings to whaling companies, including Icelandic seafood giant HB Grandi.

WDC disappointed that Pippa Middleton ate whale meat

WDC is disappointed to learn that Pippa Middleton, sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, had eaten whale meet whilst on a trip to Norway. Miss Middleton wrote about eating whale at Norway’s Juvet Landscape Hotel for a UK national newspaper travel story.

New record for gray whale migration

A gray whale in the Pacific Ocean has been recorded completing the longest ever migration for the species.

The female whale made a round-trip of 22,500 km (14,000 miles) during her journey from feeding grounds off Russia to Mexico and back, according to a report in Biology Letters.

Underwater sounds could be from new whale species

Researchers on board a research vessel sailing the waters near the South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands, and Antarctic Peninsula have identified a unique whale song that could well come from a new species of whale. The team investigating the sound included researchers from WDC's Latin America office in Argentina.

New Japanese whale hunting plan rejected by experts

Experts representing the International Whaling Commission (IWC - the organisation that regulates whale hunting) have rejected Japan’s latest plan to resume its so-called scientific whale hunts in the Southern Ocean.

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