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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....

Orca biologist, writer and poet, Eva Saulitis dies

WDC is saddened to hear of the passing of biologist, writer and poet, Eva Saulitis. Eva was a resident of Alaska, and, together with her partner, Craig Matkin, spent most of her adult life documenting the lives of the orcas of Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords and the Aleutian islands. Following the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 the plight of one extended family of orcas (known as the Chugach transients) became the subject of her eloquent and thought-provoking book, Into Great Silence. Eva’s great gift lay in bridging the gap between science, poetry and storytelling and her wisdom, through her many essays, poems and books, will live on to guide generations to come.

Our thoughts are with her friends and family at this very sad time.