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Shark Week – Cape Cod Bay style

© WDC, gray seal with great white shark bite July 11, 2024 - Yesterday morning,...
Photo credit: Julia Cumes / © IFAW, All activities conducted under a federal stranding agreement between IFAW and NMFS under the MMPA.

WDC supports IFAW during mass stranding

Photo credit: Julia Cumes / © IFAW, All activities conducted under a federal stranding agreement...
North Atlantic right whale #1950 © Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit 24359. Aerial survey funded by United States Army Corps of Engineers.

Right Whale Vessel Strike Protections Sought Nov. 1

July 2, 2024 - Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Jay...
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High levels of toxic contaminants in whale meat sold to public

WDC, together with partner organizations is calling on the Norwegian government to expand comprehensive and...

Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

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Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close.

The facility is part of The Mirage complex and has been open for more than three decades but, following the property's sale to Hard Rock International, the decision has been made to permanently close the garden and habitat.

While it is good to see the closure of yet another captive facility, it is likely that these dolphins will be moved to other facilities.

These intelligent creatures would roam for miles each day in the wild. Confinement causes repetitive behavior, and they live shorter lives than they would in the ocean. It is for these reasons that we are encouraging people not to go to see these shows and we are supporting wild sea sanctuary projects.

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Photo credit: Julia Cumes / © IFAW, All activities conducted under a federal stranding agreement between IFAW and NMFS under the MMPA.

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North Atlantic right whale #1950 © Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit 24359. Aerial survey funded by United States Army Corps of Engineers.

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Why do Faroese communities hunt pilot whales?

Lottie Pearson Lottie is WDC's stop whaling campaigner. She works to end whaling in Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. VIEW ALL LOTTIE'S BLOGS The...

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