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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...

Four more orcas taken from the wild for display in amusement parks

Four more orcas, or killer whales, have now been confirmed to have been captured in Far East Russian waters for use in amusement parks.

This brings the total to seven orcas taken in recent months from the Sea of Okhotsk—the massive far eastern inland sea of Russia, lying due north of Japan. All seven were taken by the same Russian catching team that caught a female orca in the same area last year. All are believed to be being held in Nakhodka, near the eastern port city of Vladivostok.

Read more on the WDC blog