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Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...
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Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

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....

More fascinating orca facts emerge

Researchers have discovered that, just like humans, female orcas experience the menopause in what is thought to be a rare and clever piece of evolution that increases the chances of survival for their young.

Orca mums take on a leading role in large family groups and pass on knowledge to their young such as when and where to get food and, by living long after they have stopped reproducing, female orcas can then spend the rest of their life looking after their offspring.

Orcas are unusual in that their young continue to live with their mothers for the duration of their mothers’ life, with males returning to their mothers’ sides even after mating with females in other family groups.

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About George Berry

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