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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...
Humpback whale lunge feeding off Manomet Point Credit:John Chisholm/MA Sharks

Whales Make Waves Off Manomet Point

Humpback whale lunge feeding off Manomet Point Credit:John Chisholm/MA Sharks Update July 25th, 2022: On...

Fisherman accused of shooting at whales in US

A tuna fisherman In the US has been charged with shooting at pilot whales from his boat with a World War II Mosin-Nagant rifle.

The accused, from Cape May, New Jersey has now been released on bail.

A whale shot with a bullet from the same type of rifle stranded on the shore and dies 100 miles northeast of Cape May in September 2011.

This is a worrying trend and WDC has become increasing concerned about incidents like these. A commercial boat captain from Louisiana in the US was recently sentenced under the US Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA ) after being found guilty of shooting a dolphin in the Mississippi Sound in 2012. Between 2002 and 2012, a total of 12 cases of dead dolphins with evidence of gunshot wounds were documented by US authorities.