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Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to...

Ukraine invasion may have triggered dolphin deaths

Following reports a few weeks ago that military dolphins were being used by Russia as...
Long-finned pilot whale

Pregnant pilot whales die in Faroe Islands hunt

Sixty three long-finned pilot whales were driven onto a beach and brutally killed over the...
K pod calf screencap

There is Potentially a New Southern Resident Orca Calf from K Pod!

A hopeful and interesting update on the Southern Resident orcas: in late April, photos and...

Russian authorities give permission for 10 orca captures in 2017

WDC is extremely concerned to hear that the authorities in Russia have given the go-ahead for up to 10 orcas to be captured this year from its Pacific region, just two months after it appeared to have been set at zero.

The issue of orcas being captured for the captivity industry has been a major threat in recent years despite widespread opposition from conservationists and other orca experts in Russia and elsewhere.

There continues to be a high demand for orcas and other whale and dolphin species for the growing number of marine parks in Japan, Russia and especially China.

Studies such as the Far East Russian Orca Project have indicated that there are less than 300 individuals in the whole population in this part of Russia and that greater protection should be provided for the whales.