With summer underway in the UK and sightings of whales and dolphins becoming more common, WDC is urging people to take care when out on the water and follow the newly updated Scottish Marine Wildlife Watching Code to avoid potential prosecution for disturbing marine wildlife.
The possibility of an end to whale hunting in Iceland took a significant step forward yesterday after the new Icelandic Fisheries Minister, Thorgerdur Katrin Gunnarsdottir indicated that Iceland’s whaling policy would be reviewed.
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) in Australia has issued a warning to anyone thinking of using drones to capture footage of the annual whale migrations that continue around Australia.
According to reports from Mexico, the government there is to go ahead with plans to use dolphins trained by the US Navy to try to save the world's most endangered marine species, the vaquita.
Vaquita are the world’s smallest and one of the most endangered species of whale, dolphin or porpoise on the planet. Found only in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California, the population has declined by more than 75% in the past three years and currently fewer than 50 vaquita remain.
Examination of an ancient fossil has given scientists another insight into the evolution of baleen whales such as humpback or blue whales.
Concern for the future of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale have dramatically increased after six were found dead in recent days in the waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada.
SeaWorld is being investigated by two federal agencies in the United States, who are looking at disclosures and public statements made by the company and its executives in or before August 2014, including those concerning the impact of the award-winning documentary, Blackfish.