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A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. The Southern Residents are an endangered population of fish-eating killer whales. Credit: NOAA

Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections

February 16, 2024 - Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Brady...
Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01

Critically endangered whale dies due to inaction of Biden administration

Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken...
© Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit 24359. Funded by NOAA Fisheries and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead off Georgia’s coast

February 13, 2024 - On February 13, a North Atlantic right whale was reported dead...
#5120 not entangled in July 2021 
© Gine Lonati, University of New Brunswick. Taken under DFO Canada Sara Permit

Entanglement rope of North Atlantic right whale identified

On February 14th, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced it had identified the fishing...

Dolphin Consumption On Rise In Poorer Nations

Dolphin for dinner is becoming more common as people in poorer nations struggle to put food on their plates.

While we might be aware of whale meat being eaten in Japan, the threats to dolphins are usually from fishing nets and captivity. Now, according to Martin Robards of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Alaska, dolphins are among the many animals facing “the bush meat problem”.

Extensive research done by Robards and Randall Reeves of the Okapi Wildlife Associates in Quebec, Canada, reveals that dolphins are being eaten in the coastal regions of west Africa, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines and Burma. Some of these may have been caught unintentionally but many will have been sought out as a replacement for other, dwindling sources of protein.

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