Rare footage of a blue whale hoovering up a ball of krill has been taken in the Southern Ocean off the coast of New Zealand. Researchers from the Hatfield Marine Science Center at Oregon State University recorded the whale twisting its body to lunge feed on the tiny prey.
A researcher taking part in aerial surveys around Cape Cod Bay has captured a very unusual photograph of three rare whales together.
While two of the species, a North Atlantic right whale and sei whale, are found in these waters, the third member of the image, a bowhead whale, is not usually seen in the area. It is probably the first time all three species have been recorded in a photo together.
Researchers in Australia have revealed new findings that show how Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins have learnt to eat large octopuses, an extremely rewarding but potentially lethal prey.
WDC continuously supports (since 1996) a project on one of the less known dolphin species, the Commerson’s dolphins, in Southern Patagonia, Argentina, since 1996.
A new report suggests that sea otters in the Pacific north-west may have been using tools to unlock their prey from shells long before dolphins in other parts of the world learnt such skills.
Scientists have recorded video footage of a group of True's beaked whales, one the world's most elusive whales, for the first time.
Researchers from Flinders University in Adelaide have confirmed the importance of the Ningaloo reef in north-western Australia as a key habitat for the Australian humpback dolphin, a sub-species of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin.
A three-year study discovered 129 dolphins in the research area, with around one dolphin per sq. km, the highest density ever recorded for this species in northern Australia.
WDC is extremely concerned to hear that the authorities in Russia have given the go-ahead for up to 10 orcas to be captured this year from its Pacific region, just two months after it appeared to have been set at zero.