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RIP Winter (2)

Rest In Peace Winter, 2005-2021

Winter the dolphin was born off the coast of Florida in 2005 where it was...
Peter Flood

Court Rejects Federal Attempt to Sink Right Whale Ship Strike Lawsuit

WASHINGTON- A federal court on Wednesday rejected the Biden administration's effort to dismiss a lawsuit...
Tilikum in captivity

Expedia No Longer Endorsing Interactions or Performances By Whales and Dolphins

WDC welcomes the news from online travel company Expedia Groups that they've updated their animal...
Ramari Steward and nihongore skeleton Credit: Tanya Cumberland

Newly discovered whale species – introducing Ramari’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon eueu)!

Ramari Steward and nihongore skeleton Credit: Tanya Cumberland New species of whale includes "traditional" naming...

Released captive dolphin seen with calf in South Korea

The Korea Herald reports that researchers from the Dolphin Research Group of Jeju University/Ewha Womans University in South Korea have confirmed that an Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin that was released from captivity back into the wild, has been seen with a new calf.

The dolphin, known as Sampal (D38), was released into the waters off the island of Jeju after being rehabilitated in a seapen after a court ruled that she and four other dolphins had been illegally caught and held in marine parks. The dolphins were released in 2013 and have been since been seen with groups of other wild dolphins. The calf is thought to be around 4-6 months old.