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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....

Mine disaster threatens small dolphins

Conservationists and engineers in Brazil are battling to save marine wildlife from contamination following the collapse of a dam, which has led to the waters in the Rio Doce estuary to turn brown with toxic mud.  

After the dam’s collapse, water containing iron-ore residue from the nearby Samarco mine entered the delicate ecosystem of the river, which flows out in to the Atlantic. The area is rich in marine life, including humpback whales and one of the world’s smallest dolphins, the franciscana.