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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....

Bat and dolphin hearing link uncovered

According to a new study, scientists have discovered that the brains of bats and dolphins are remarkably similar. Researchers behind the study state that unlike most mammals, which have one area of the brain linked to hearing, bats and dolphins actually have two.

Experts think this has something to do with these two creatures’ use of echolocation that allows them to see and navigate through their own unique surroundings. The findings came as a surprise because bats and dolphins are so far apart on the evolutionary spectrum. However, it reinforces how advanced the dolphin brain is, and so how intelligent these creatures are.

Read more about whale and dolphin intelligence here.