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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...

Rescuers Working To Free Gray Whale

grey whaleRescuers off the coast of California, USA, are trying to free a grey whale who is tangled up in fishing line.

Using a boat and specialist equipment, the rescue team has been attempting to cut the fishing gear from the whale. The BBC has some footage.

Whale entanglement in fishing gear is all too common unfortunately, and has even affected some of the WDCS adoption whales, particularly Reflection, one of the humpbacks. Luckily she was successfully rescued.