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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...

fin whaleA giant 20 metre long fin whale who stranded on a beach in Cornwall has sadly died.

She was found at Carolyn Bay in St Austell yesterday and a group of experts from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue group were called to help.

They were joined by hundreds of people who wanted to get involved in the rescue but the whale was found to be ‘incredibly undernourished’ and not well enough to survive back at sea. Vets decided that it was kinder to put her to sleep, but she died before they could.

Faye Archell from the British Divers Marine Life Rescue group said: “It would be wrong for us to put a sick animal back into the sea.”

Fin whales are the second largest animals on the planet after the blue whale, and can reach up to 27 metres in length.

Around 30 different species of whales and dolphins can be found in UK and European waters, included some of the largest whales such as the fin whale, sperm whale and even the blue whale.