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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...

Gray whale spotted south of the equator for the first time

Scientists from the Namibian Dolphin project have confirmed the first ever sighting of a gray whale south of the equator. The news follows a unique sighting of a grey whale in the Mediterranean in May 2010.

The north Pacific gray whale has been extinct in the Atlantic since the 18th century, and this latest sighting is significant because it could mean the gray whale is recovering from hunts of the 20th century that reduced numbers to near extinction. Equally, the effects of climate change causing a disruption in their feeding habits could also be a reason for this unique sighting.

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.