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e.l.f. Cosmetics announces new “porpoise-ful” initiative to benefit Whale and Dolphin Conservation

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Kiska the ‘world’s loneliest whale’ dies at Canadian theme park

Kiska, dubbed the loneliest whale in the world, has died at Marineland, a zoo and...
Grey seal is released from the kennel on the ocean side of Duxbury Beach

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UN adopts High Seas Treaty to protect the ocean

At the UN 'High Seas Treaty' negotiations in New York, a historic vote for the...

Possible illegal Humpback hunt in Haiti reported

Reports have come into WDC regarding an incident in Haiti involving a humpback whale. 

It appears that a small humpback whale in poor health has been harpooned by local fishermen in north Haiti near Fort Liberte, approximately 9 km west of the border with the Dominican Republic.  The disoriented whale entered the shallow bay at least several days ago.

The whale subsequently stranded approximately 20 miles from Fort Liberte in Caracol Bay, also on Haiti’s northern coast.

Despite efforts of the local fishermen, the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Interior, the local mayor, local police and FoProBim (local environmental NGO) staff to save the whale, she/he died about 1AM local time this morning.

We will post further updates as they become available.