Whales and dolphins will no longer be able to be held in captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium after the city's Park Board agreed on Monday to ban bringing in new cetaceans. The ban includes injured or rescued whales and dolphins.
Drone footage taken by researchers from WWF studying narwhals in north-eastern Canada has revealed how the whales use their unique tusks to hunt for fish.
Scientists in South Africa have been examining the bodies of three great white sharks that have washed up off the coast of Gansbaai on the western Cape.
The sharks, up to 5m long, had their oil-rich livers missing, with the most likely explanation that they were probably preyed on by orcas.
A marine park holding whales and dolphins in France has pledged to fight the recently introduced ban on breeding orcas and dolphins in captivity.
French authorities announced an end to captive breeding just days ago, which represents a major blow for the captivity industry in the country and a major victory for WDC’s anti-captivity campaign.
Scientists have gained a new insight into the evolution of baleen whales after the discovery of fossil remains from 36 million years ago at Playa Media Luna in Peru.
SeaWorld's financial figures for the first quarter of the year saw its revenues drop by around 15% compared with the same period in previous year. Although overall losses improved, visitor numbers also fell, the company putting much of this down to a late Easter.
Makers of a new film documenting one of the greatest environmental crimes of the 20th Century are appealing for funds to finalize the project, which shines a light on a tragic episode in history.
France has banned the breeding in captivity of dolphins and orcas (killer whales), a move that represents a major boost for WDC’s ongoing campaign to end to whale and dolphin captivity shows.
A study analysing the health of two wild dolphin populations claims that wild dolphins are exposed to more pollutants than those held captive in concrete tanks.
The study in the journal PLOS ONE, compared to two populations of captive dolphins in Georgia and California with two wild dolphin populations also in the US, in Florida and another in South Carolina.