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Tragic find- dead critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found off Cape Cod

August 29, 2018- Over the weekend, a family boating off Martha’s Vineyard located a whale carcass and was understandably excited to witness nature in action as sharks scavenged the remains.  However, the circle of life sighting was far less welcome to the conservation community once it was determined that the dead whale was a North Atlantic right whale, making this the 19th known mortality in the past 16 months.  No apparent cause of death could be determined due to the decomposition of the carcass; however, researchers obtained genetic samples in hopes of identifying the whale to a known

Fin whaling out of control in Iceland

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Two whales landed today, the 24th of August, are a suspected hybrid of a blue and fin whale and yet another pregnant fin whale. This takes the tally so far to 99 killed adult whales (including hybrids but excluding fetuses.)

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn thanks the Humble Community after WDC is named Humble Bundle’s August charity of the month

Online video games platform Humble Bundle has announced further support for WDC's work to end the cruel practice of keeping whales and dolphins in captivity through its charity of the month programme. 

Funds will be raised across a range of games, software and book bundles, and through the Humble store for the month of August. Humble Bundle’s unique system allows you to only pay what you want for a bundle and also choose how much goes to charity.

Video game to save endangered St. Lawrence Belugas

A computer simulator that resembles a video game could save the endangered St. Lawrence beluga whales. The simulator will help scientists to enter data about beluga whales and ships to evaluate and understand how much time each whale spends in the acoustic range of a vessel.

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