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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 Hunt Numbers On The Increase

The drive hunt season in Taiji, Japan continues, with over 50 Risso’s dolphins captured in the hunts at the end of January. Reports suggest 1,209 dolphins and small whales have been driven into the cove, the highest numbers in four years.

The numbers captured alive in the hunts and then taken into captivity has increased significantly too. Reports suggest 219 dolphins have been taken alive since the start of the hunting season in October, which is 18 percent of the total number taken in the hunts, more than double the percentage taken alive last year.

Many of the dolphins taken alive in the hunts are sent to aquariums for display to the public in Japan. The remainder exported overseas, mainly to China. Dolphins captured in the drive hunts have recently also been exported the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Egypt and the Republic of Georgia.

WDC continues to work for an end to these brutal hunts.

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