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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....

Important habitat confirmed for humpback dolphins in Australia

Researchers from Flinders University in Adelaide have confirmed the importance of the Ningaloo reef in north-western Australia as a key habitat for the Australian humpback dolphin, a sub-species of the Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin.

A three-year study discovered 129 dolphins in the research area, with around one dolphin per sq. km, the highest density ever recorded for this species in northern Australia.

The Ningaloo Marine Park is world-renowned for its wildlife and a marine protected area. However, it also lies offshore from the Pilbara, where mining for its mineral resources is growing and coastal development may put pressure on dolphins’ habitat.

The new findings will underpin further long-term research and conservation efforts to ensure proper protection for both these dolphins and the Australian snubfin dolphin and bottlenose dolphins which are also found in the region.

Demographic characteristics of Australian humpback dolphins reveal important habitat toward the southwestern limit of their range
Tim N. Hunt,, Lars Bejder, Simon J. Allen, Robert W. Rankin, Daniella Hanf, Guido J. Parra
http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/esr/v32/p71-88/