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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...

Earliest dolphin species older than first thought

New research by the Waseda University in Japan has shown that dolphins may have been around for a lot longer than previously imagined.

Researchers studying a skull fragment first found in 1970 now think that it belonged to a species of dolphin that existed up to 13 million years ago, making it 6 million years older than previously thought.

The skull of the dolphin species, called Eodelphis kabatensis, was originally collected from a small tributary of the Oshirarika River in Hakkaido, Japan.