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Whale and Dolphin Conservation partners with local artist for art auction

e.l.f. Cosmetics announces new “porpoise-ful” initiative to benefit Whale and Dolphin Conservation

For Immediate Release, March 16, 2023 OAKLAND, CA — On the fins of its first television commercial and the success of its viral sensation Power Grip Primer, e.l.f. continues to fuel its eyes.lips.face.sticky campaign with their New! Sticky Shop Merch collection.  “Power Grip Primer, the co-star of our big game TV spot, takes another lead role…

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UN adopts High Seas Treaty to protect the ocean

Gray whale

At the UN ‘High Seas Treaty’ negotiations in New York, a historic vote for the protection of the ocean took place at the weekend. After two weeks of intensive talks, the UN member states have agreed on the final text of a High Seas Treaty. Most of the world’s oceans are international waters. These so-called…

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WDC responds to stranded striped dolphin on Plymouth Long Beach, MA

WDC’s Stranding Coordinator, Sarah McCormack listens to the heart and lungs during a health assessment. For Immediate Release, February 23, 2023 PLYMOUTH, MA — A striped dolphin was seen swimming close to shore off Plymouth Long Beach in Plymouth, MA on Friday, February 17th.  The dolphin was reported to Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s Marine Animal…

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Biden Administration Sinks Emergency Petition to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

Image: Peter Flood For Immediate Release, January 20, 2023 WASHINGTON— The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) today denied an emergency petition that sought to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from being struck and killed by vessels in their calving grounds off the coast of the southeast United States. The species is down to…

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Orca Found Dead on Florida Beach

Credit: Flagler County Sheriff’s Office On January 11th, a 21-foot-long female orca died after stranding on a beach in Palm Coast, Florida. WDC’s Stranding Coordinator, Sarah McCormack, was in a meeting with rescue, response, and rehabilitation organizations across the country when news broke about this extremely rare occurrence. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years,…

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