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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...

Swim With Dolphins In The Cove Where They Are Slaughtered

Taiji, the Japanese town made infamous by the brutal dolphin hunts that take place there each year, is now offering opportunities for tourists to swim with those animals captured in the very same hunts.

The cove, whose waters run red with the blood between September and April each year, is netted off during the summer months with dolphins brought over from the nearby Taiji Whale Museum for people to swim with.

It is incomprehensible for WDCS to imagine swimming in a cove with dolphins captured during the brutal slaughter that takes place for nearly eight months of the year. This is just another way for the town to exploit dolphins and another atrocity to add to the list of crimes against dolphins being committed in Taiji, Japan.

WDCS position on swimming with dolphins