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Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Learn Your Dolphins With Song!

Did you know that there are over 30 different species of dolphins that live in the oceans, seas and rivers of the world?

You did? But can you name them?

Have a listen to theDolphin Species Song (produced by the Dolphin Communication Project). It’s short and fun, and there may be some dolphin species mentioned that you haven’t heard of!

You can also find lots of detailed information about all the species of whales, dolphins and porpoises on WDCS’s Species Guide.

Commerson's dolphin and calvesspotted dolphin