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Increased protected ocean area a boost for whale populations

Increased protected ocean area a boost for whale populations

Protections in the South Atlantic Ocean for one of the largest and most important marine wildlife areas on the planet have been expanded. A decision to further protect the nutrient-rich waters surrounding South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (SGSSI) was taken by the UK and local governments after a campaign WDC supported as part…

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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs), from northern Mexico to the southern tip of Chile. IMMAs are essentially portions of ocean important to marine mammal species that have the potential to be set aside for conservation management. The addition of the latest 36…

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Whales, dolphins, porpoises and healthy seas under lockdown

Anyone watching blue, humpback or sperm whales can clearly see and hear the power-packed spout that comes just before they suck in a deep breath. Are whales and dolphins noticing  that the human world has slowed down? Has it changed what they see, hear, and experience? If you are able to make a donation, it…

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