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WDC2023-007 NMLC Release (16)

Seal Rescued in Marshfield Released Back Into The Wild

For Immediate Release, May 31, 2023 PLYMOUTH, MA - A young male grey seal that...

Norway ups whale kill numbers and removes whale welfare protections

The whaling season in Norway has begun on the back of disturbing announcements from the...
Image taken from an unmanned hexacopter at >100ft during a research collaboration between NOAA/SWFSC, SR3 and the Coastal Ocean Research Institute. Research authorized by NMFS permit #19091.

Southern Resident orca petition to list them under Oregon Endangered Species Act advanced

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted today to advance a petition seeking to protect...
Hysazu Photography

WDC and Conservation Partners Continue to Seek Oregon Endangered Species Protection for Southern Resident Orcas

On Friday, April 21st, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will determine whether the petition...

Rare whales protected as largest marine reserve created in Southern Indian Ocean

The Australian Government has expanded the sub-Antarctic Heard Island and McDonald Islands Marine Reserve, to include a further 6,000 square kilometres of ocean.

Located 4,100 kilometres south-west of Perth, Heard Island and the McDonald Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are home to rare flora and fauna that survive in a amazing natural environment containing both volcanic activity and glaciers. The recent extension takes in waters that are home to species of rare beaked whale, including the southern bottlenose whale.

The original Reserve was declared in October 2002 and now covers an area of over 71,000 square kilometres, making it Australia’s largest marine reserve.

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