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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....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Debate opens on California bill to end orca captivity

The California Assembly in the US has held the first hearing on a bill that would end killer whale shows in the US State.
The Bill has been put forward by Democratic Assemblyman, Richard Bloom and follows the release of the film ‘Blackfish’, which raised the profile of the cruelty behind captive orca shows and documents the death of a Sea World show trainer in 2010.
Assemblyman Bloom is also calling for a for a ban on the import and export of orcas, which he says are too large and intelligent to be held in captivity.
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