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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first...
hvalur-8-whaling-vessel

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

A survey of Icelandic people has confirmed that the majority believe whaling damages Iceland's reputation. ...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year's annual...
Humpback whales in Alaska

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

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

Second dolphin dies at Dolphinaris Arizona

Dolphinaris Arizona has reported the death of a young, 10-year-old bottlenose dolphin held at its facility – the second dolphin to die in less than a year at the controversial marine park.

The park reports that the dolphin, called Alia, was behaving strangely shortly before her death.  An official cause has not yet been determined.  The park blamed a rare muscle disease for the previous death of Bodie, a 7-year-old bottlenose dolphin.

Dolphinaris Arizona opened in October 2016 despite objections from WDC and other groups.  The business owns several parks in Mexico, and offers programs to swim with dolphins held at their facilities.

 

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