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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 art installation highlights plastic pollution in the ocean

An artist from Singapore called Tan Zi Xi has brought the horrors of plastic pollution in the ocean to life with an amazing new art installation. Called “Plastic Ocean,” it shows how it feels to live in an ocean in which the surface is completely covered in a layer of plastic rubbish.

Working with hundreds of pieces of plastic items which are known to pollute our planet’s oceans, this installation shows viewers exactly where their single use plastic ends up and how it invades the habitat of whales, dolphins and other sea creatures.

The installation has been on show in at the Sassoon Docks Art Project in Mumbai.

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