Colleagues from the Far East Russian Orca Project (FEROP) have encountered one of the rare white orcas off the Commander Islands, about 100 miles off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. The orca, known as Mama Tanya, was last seen in 2010.
Reports from Russia have emerged detailing a decision by fisheries authorises that orcas will once again be targeted for capture for sale to aquariums.
A quota to capture up to 13 orcas from the Okhotsk Sea this summer has just been made public and comes despite strong objection from scientists and others within Russia.
At least 20 orcas have been captured from the Okhotsk Sea since 2012 even though uncertainty around population numbers remains, and a recommendation by Russian scientists that no orcas should be taken from this wild population.
WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre has once again received a great review from national tourist organisation, Visit Scotland.
The Centre maintained its 4 star Wildlife Experience accreditation following an assessment from Visit Scotland’s team, who look at a range of areas including staff hospitality and service, cleanliness, visitor information, retailing and catering.
The developers behind the hugely popular underwater game, Subnautica, are helping to make a difference this World Oceans Day by running a special weekend sale through online games store, Steam, with 20% off the game’s usual retail price.
The Lummi Totem Pole journey for Tokitae reached its final stop at the Miami Seaquarium last month, but tribal members and fellow protesters, including Orca Network, were not allowed to enter the marine park. The Lummi Nation of Washington State traveled more than 3,000 miles cross-country from Seattle to Miami to raise awareness for To
Following their 2014 petition to revise federally-designated critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident orca population, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) has filed a legal notice demanding the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) take acti
A new poll has revealed another big drop public support by the Icelandic people for whale hunting.
The survey shows that only 34% now agree with a continuation of commercial whaling in the country and that it is essentially ‘uneducated, middle-aged and older men with below average incomes’ that are most likely to call for the cruel practice to continue.
A whale washed up in southern Thailand has died after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags.
Rescuers tried to save the small pilot whale after he was found stranded in a canal near the border with Malaysia.
According to the Thai department of marine and coastal resources, a team attempted to stabilise the whale but were unable to save him. An autopsy later revealed that 80 plastic bags weighing up to 8kg (18lb) were lodged inside the whale’s stomach, making it very difficult for the whale to eat.
Figures from Japan's whaling expedition to Antarctica during the 2017/18 austral summer have revealed that 122 out of the 181 female minke whales killed were pregnant.
In total, 333 whales were hunted with 152 males and another 53 immature females making up the number.
The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a European Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.
The objective of this Directive is to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, in particular, the aquatic environment, and on human health.