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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....

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