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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...

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