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Beluga whales in the wild

Beluga whale in River Seine dies after rescue attempt

A beluga whale that became trapped in the River Seine in France has sadly had...
Tilikum, the father of Nakai. © Paul Wigmore

Orca Nakai dies at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has announced the death of the orca Nakai. The 20-year-old male orca...
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin © Mike Bossley/WDC

Last captive Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin to be freed in South Korea

Bibongi, the last Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin held in captivity in South Korea, is to be...
Common bottlenose dolphin

100 bottlenose dolphins hunted in Faroe Islands

This morning, (July 29th), 100 bottlenose dolphins were killed in Skálafjörður on the Faroe Islands. The...

Illegal fishing net kills porpoise off the west coast of Scotland

Police in Scotland are investigating the death of a porpoise killed in an illegally set net off the Isle of Lewis.

The huge 125 metre long gill net was reported by a member of the public and, when lifted, was found to contain an entangled porpoise.

Police are urging anyone with any information about this crime, to get in touch.  Scotland Wildlife Crime Officer, Adrian Kay, based in Benbecula, said: “It is clear that this porpoise, an intelligent animal, would have suffered a slow, painful death caught in this net.”

These illegal salmon poaching nets are a real threat to dolphins and porpoises that feed in the same areas.