Just six months after the US Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management (BOEM) denied six pending permit applications for seismic testing along the US east coast, the Trump Administration has issued five draft permits for seismic testing in these same waters. As seismic surveys are used to search for deposits of fossil fuels, the long term risks of these efforts leave both marine mammals and coastal communities at ri
According to media reports from Russia, captured beluga whales are to be used to guard naval bases, assist military divers and help kill enemy intruders. The move comes as President Putin attempts to boost Russia’s influence in the Arctic.
Animal protection and conservation groups in Europe are calling on European airlines that offer flights to Iceland, a popular whale-watching destination, to urge passengers to stop buying whale products while travelling in the country.
The move comes as Iceland’s peak tourism season begins and coincides with the imminent start of the country’s annual minke whale hunt, during which up to 264 minke whales could be slaughtered, with much of the meat sold to tourists.
WDC is delighted to announce that long-term supporter, James Schall, VP of Digital Business at SEGA Europe, has been appointed as a WDC ambassador with a focus on helping to support WDC’s ongoing work with the video games industry.
Researchers from Murdoch University working off the coast of Western Australia have been analysing how and why dolphins shake and throw some prey before eating it.
In the case of octopus, the study revealed that the technique used by the dolphins swimming off the Bunbury coast can be adopted for any dangerous meal.
In October 2016, WDC and Care2 represented almost 270,000 EU citizens when we submitted a petition to the European Parliament. The petition called on the EU to raise the issue of whaling in its trade negotiations with Japan and to say ‘no’ to a Free Trade Agreement while Japan kills whales.
A study by the International Fund for Animal Welfare had produced a new estimate for the number of sperm whales living in the Mediterranean Sea.
Published by the International Whaling Commission, the research produced a figure of 1678 whales in the western part of the sea and 164 in the eastern region, giving a total of 1842 sperm whales.
A new report published by The Royal Society looks at the reasons behind how modern day whales evolved to be so much bigger than their ancestors.
A newborn Commerson's dolphin calf has died at SeaWorld's Aquatica water park in Orlando just minutes after being born.