Military personnel helped successfully rescue a stranded juvenile orca from a beach in Marlborough on the South Island on Sunday. They were in the area taking part in training exercises involving representatives from New Zealand, Canada, the USA and Australia.
A dolphin that had been spotted over a number of days swimming in the Thames, London has sadly died.
Initial tests by the Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme for the Zoological Society of London show that the common dolphin had very little food in its stomach and was probably quite old, and may have also become entangled with a floating line.
From WDC information officer, Sam Flood.
During the morning of this past Saturday, 22nd of October, we were contacted by the Argentinian Coastguard Prefectura Naval Argentina and authorities of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development asking for our help in the discovery of a cetacean floating on the edge of the coast in Vincente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
A record number of dolphins are washing up dead on Bulgaria's Black Sea beaches according to reports. 108 dead individuals have been accounted for by local authorities already this year, with the cause of death still unknown.
Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boiko Borissov has called a special meeting with conservation organizations to try to establish the cause and how best to deal with the issue.