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Captive Orca Nakai Dies at SeaWorld San Diego

credit: SeaWorld San Diego An orca has died while in captivity at SeaWorld San Diego....
A fluke of a North Atlantic right whale lifts out of the water

Federal Proposal Aims to Protect Endangered Right Whales From Ship Strikes

For Immediate Release, July 29, 2022 WASHINGTON- The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed a rule...
Common bottlenose dolphin

100 bottlenose dolphins hunted in Faroe Islands

This morning, (July 29th), 100 bottlenose dolphins were killed in Skálafjörður on the Faroe Islands. The...
North Atlantic right whale. Photo by Regina Asmutis-Sylvia

Update on Snow Cone – Critically Endangered Right Whale Who Gave Birth Despite Chronic Entanglement

July 2022 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada has reported that Snow Cone was spotted on...

Illegal dolphin meat shipment seized in Italy

A shipment of dolphin meat has been seized by Italian authorities at the port of Civitavecchia. Italy’s Environment Minister, Andrea Orlando has called for an immediate investigation to trace the origins of the meat, which included vacuum-packed dried fillets.

The import and sale of dolphin meat is illegal in the European Union and the Minister described the trade as ‘sleazy’.

The seizure came on the same day that the Italian ambassador in Tokyo urged the Japanese government to consider ending the dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, where local fishermen herd dolphins into a cove to capture some for captivity shows around the world whilst brutally slaughtering the rest.

Italian police launched an investigation at the end of 2013 following claims that dolphin meat was being served to customers in restaurants in and around the capital Rome.