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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first...
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Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

A survey of Icelandic people has confirmed that the majority believe whaling damages Iceland's reputation. ...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year's annual...

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to...

Beachgoers cause death of baby dolphin

Holiday makers in Argentina have been criticised for causing the tragic death of a baby franciscana dolphin after removing the calf from shallow waters on a popular beach.

The crowd of people at the beach resort of Santa Teresita paraded the calf around, with many of the holiday makers posing to have selfies taken with the poor dolphin.

Many species of whale or dolphin rapidly dehydrate and can die very quickly if removed from the water.

The franciscana dolphin is one of the most threatened dolphins in the Southern Atlantic Ocean and WDC’s Argentinian office is working to protect this species – find out more

 Dolphin dies after holiday makers remove it from the sea