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A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. The Southern Residents are an endangered population of fish-eating killer whales. Credit: NOAA

Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections

February 16, 2024 - Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Brady...
Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01

Critically endangered whale dies due to inaction of Biden administration

Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken...
© Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit 24359. Funded by NOAA Fisheries and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead off Georgia’s coast

February 13, 2024 - On February 13, a North Atlantic right whale was reported dead...
#5120 not entangled in July 2021 
© Gine Lonati, University of New Brunswick. Taken under DFO Canada Sara Permit

Entanglement rope of North Atlantic right whale identified

On February 14th, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced it had identified the fishing...

Latest fin whaling season ends in Iceland

According to reports from Iceland, the latest fin whaling season there is officially over with 146 fin whales killed, including at least two  rare blue whale/fin whale hybrids. A dozen pregnant females have also been slaughtered.

The minke whaling season ended early, in late July with six minkes killed. The future of the industry in Iceland will now be decided in a review due to be held this autumn.

 

Whaling is cruel, unprofitable and whale meat is increasingly unpopular. However, powerful pro-whaling vested interests within Iceland will ensure that the outcome of the review is by no means certain. WDC supports whale watching in Icelandic waters, which brings in huge revenues to the country. The only rational outcome of the review process is for whaling to end for good.

 

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