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WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Expands Marine Mammal Stranding Network Territory

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation team expands the Greater Atlantic Regional Marine Mammal Stranding Network...
Hysazu Photography | Sara Shimazu

Dam Good News for Southern Resident orcas

Pardon the pun (we've used it before) but we just can't help ourselves.  After decades...
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...

New dolphin park opens in Japan

A new marine park where visitors can interact with dolphins, has opened in Japan. “Dolphin Farm Shimanami” opened on April 17th in the town of Hakata in Ehime Prefecture.

Two Risso’s dolphins and four bottlenose dolphins were transferred earlier in the month from another facility, Dolphin Farm Awaji Janohire , a park known to have acquired dolphins from the Taiji drive hunts.

The new park plans to open a breeding centre in due course. Until recently, marine parks in Japan have used Taiji as a major source for dolphins until the announcement last year by the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums that its members could no longer do so.

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