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Elusive whale seen alive for the first time

Using DNA evidence, scientists have been able to officially confirm the first live sightings of the Sato's beaked whale. Up to now the only Sato's...
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Fin whales return to old feeding grounds in Southern Ocean

An exciting discovery by researchers in the waters around Antarctica suggest that fin whales are starting to return to their former feeding grounds. During the...

Review into Faroes dolphin massacre fails to ban hunts and sets high kill quota

A long-awaited review by the Faroese government into the disturbing and cruel massacre of over 1400 Atlantic white-sided dolphins in 2021 has potentially made the...
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Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience of nature. It's the end of a motivating and exhausting...
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Stream to Sea: Orca Action Month 2022

This June was an exceptionally busy and exciting Orca Month, starting with a somewhat surprising but wonderful return to their summer home waters by J...
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Pregnant Southern Resident orcas and an ask for more space.

A mixed bag of news for endangered Southern Resident orcas was announced at the end of Orca Action Month in June.  The Washington Department of...
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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into climate conversations at the highest levels. I lead WDC's 'Green...
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Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first to be killed in four years. Hopes remain that the...
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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.  According to the new survey conducted by Maskína for the...