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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...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rare Whale Caught On Camera For First Time

One of the world’s rarest whales, Shepherd’s beaked whale, has been captured on film for the first time. Only discovered in 1937, very little is known about the species and very few photos exist.

The whales were recorded during a survey in Bass Strait, the stretch of water that separates mainland Australia from Tasmania.

Find our more about Shepherd’s beaked whales.