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Humpback whale (megaptera novaeangliae) Humpback whale. Tonga.

Increased protected ocean area a boost for whale populations

Protections in the South Atlantic Ocean for one of the largest and most important marine...
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...

Vet to be charged over captive dolphin deaths

Following a long investigation, a hearing has concluded that a vet is to blame for the deaths of two captive dolphins who died at the Connyland amusement park in Thurgau, Switzerland in November 2011.

The prosecutor has ruled that the vet in question was guilty of animal cruelty and negligence and will be charged shortly.

Eight-year-old Shadow and 30-year old Chelmers died from brain damage after an overdose of antibiotics, and are the seventh and eight dolphins to die in Connyland in the past three years.

WDC has always been critical of the often intensive medicinal treatment of dolphins in zoos and entertainment parks and, at one stage, the Connyland dolphinarium had even accused animal activists of poisoning the dolphins.