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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...

Rare white dolphin spotted in the US

A rare albino dolphin has been spotted in waters off the Florida coast in the US. Albinism is thought to have occurred in around 20 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, but sightings are uncommon. A video, posted to YouTube, shows the snow-white dolphin surfacing several times near a shoreline of mangroves in Brevard County’s Indian River Lagoon.

In early 2014, a baby white bottlenose dolphin was seized by fishermen during one of the brutal dolphin hunts that take place regularly in Taiji., Japan. Sadly, the financial value of the calf means that it will be destined for a life in captivity.

For more insight, read the WDC blog on albino whales and dolphins here.