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WDC2023-007 NMLC Release (16)

Seal Rescued in Marshfield Released Back Into The Wild

For Immediate Release, May 31, 2023 PLYMOUTH, MA - A young male grey seal that...

Norway ups whale kill numbers and removes whale welfare protections

The whaling season in Norway has begun on the back of disturbing announcements from the...
Image taken from an unmanned hexacopter at >100ft during a research collaboration between NOAA/SWFSC, SR3 and the Coastal Ocean Research Institute. Research authorized by NMFS permit #19091.

Southern Resident orca petition to list them under Oregon Endangered Species Act advanced

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted today to advance a petition seeking to protect...
Hysazu Photography

WDC and Conservation Partners Continue to Seek Oregon Endangered Species Protection for Southern Resident Orcas

On Friday, April 21st, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will determine whether the petition...

Fishermen free captured dolphins

Fishermen on the Solomon islands who captured a number of wild dolphins have now set them free after negotiations with local fisheries officials.

The fishermen herded the dolphins in order to sell them to a businessman who claimed to have a licence to export the mammals to captive facilities.

All the dolphins were later allowed back out to sea after fisheries compliance officers told their captors that their actions were illegal.

Bottlenose, spinner and spotted dolphins are often targeted by hunters on the Solomons, with prices for live dolphins increasing in recent years.  Research published in 2015 revealed over 15000 dolphins have been killed in dolphin drive hunts carried out in the Solomon Islands since 1976.