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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....

SeaWorld San Diego visitors down again

SeaWorld’s marine park in San Diego was the only one of North America’s top 20 most-visited theme parks to see a decline in attendance figures in 2015 according to the latest industry report.

While the average growth for other attractions was nearly 6%, the San Diego park saw its number drop by 7%. Its sister park in Orlando, Florida faired little better, with numbers up just 2%.

Having announced at the end of last year that it would phase out orca shows in San Diego, SeaWorld announced in March that it would no longer breed from the orcas it holds in captivity. WDC and others are now calling for the company to provide more suitable habitats for the remaining orcas.