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Mystery surrounds large number of whales washing up in US

Whale tail injured by ship strike A number of whales have washed up on the...

US government refuses to shield endangered right whales from lethal ship collisions

The Biden administration in the US has denied an emergency petition that seeks to protect...

Automated cruelty – vending machines in Japan now dispense dead whale

In an effort to prop up the cruel and declining whale hunting industry in Japan,...

The Yogscast raises an ocean-sized donation for WDC

The New Year started with a bang for whales and dolphins thanks to Bristol-based gaming...

Whale species found (again)

A new whale species thought to live in the deep ocean has been discovered (or rediscovered) by scientists in Sri Lanka. The amazing find came to light after researchers began studying seven whales that washed up and stranded on a remote tropical islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The Mesoplodon hotaula are part of the beaked whale family, which is a group of toothed whales distantly related to sperm whales.

This exciting find, coming just a week after a new species of river dolphin was identified,  confirms yet again how whales, dolphins and porpoises never cease to amaze, given that a whales of this size can live among us and yet remain a mystery.

Find out more and whales and dolphins in our species guide