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Concerns grow over orca capture rumours

WDC is very concerned at reports that three orcas have been captured in Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk by the same company that captured a female orca, Narnia, in 2012. Narnia is being held at the Seaside dolphinarium in Nakhodka in Far East Russia. She is one of 45 orcas being held in 11 facilities in…

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Adelaide dolphin Wave grieves the loss of her calf

This past week we watched with great sadness the way a mother dolphin grieves for her dead calf. Port River dolphin Wave is known to have given birth to a calf on Sunday, September 22 but the baby was either still born or died almost immediately after being born. For the next five days Wave…

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UK and Scottish governments need to do more to stop corkscrew injuries

Otherwise healthy harbour and grey seals and harbour porpoises are dying around the UK coastline due to injuries resulting from a sudden traumatic event, reported this weekend. Injuries are thought to be consistent with impact by ducted propellers on numerous maritime vessels, such as tugs, self-propelled barges and rigs, various types of offshore support vessels…

Getting ready for our first virtual presentation

This November, WDC will be trialling its first school’s presentation through Skype video calling as part of a month-long ‘Exploring Oceans’ conference, organised by Skype in the classroom. The conference coincides with Fabien (grandson of Jacques) Cousteau’s Mission 31 expedition when he plans to spend a month in an undersea lab. Skype in the classroom has…

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Genting urged to free dolphins!

Saturday 21st September saw the launch of a new campaign by Singapore’s Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES), supported by WDC, to highlight the plight of wild-caught dolphins in the Genting-company owned Resorts World Singapore. Twenty-four Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, captured in the waters of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, are being held…

New 'litmus paper test' for dolphin meat sparks arrests in Taiwan

Last Thursday, Taiwanese coastguards announced the arrest of a couple at their home in the southern county of Yunlin and the seizure of 820 kilograms (1,800 pounds) of dolphin meat which they described as their biggest haul so far this year. The accused claim to have acquired the meat from a supplier in the north and admitted…