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Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Oil spill in India threatens rare dolphins

An oil spill from a tanker has spread along a 40km (25 mile) section of the Sela river in India threatening a population of Irrawaddy dolphins.

The tanker, which is thought to have been carrying 350,000 litres (75,000 gallons) of oil, collided with another vessel early on Tuesday.

The Indian government has begun legal action against the owners of both ships and Indian naval vessels have been sent to the area to help deal with the spill.

Find out more about the Irrawaddy dolphin.