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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...

Blue whale song recorded by scientists

Scientists from the Australian Antarctic Division have recorded some amazing sounds made by blue whales during their recent expedition to Antarctica.

Some of the whales could be heard from over 450 miles (750km) away. The recordings were made during a joint Australian-New Zealand six-week expedition to find out more about Antarctica’s top predators.

Blue whale numbers were decimated by whaling in the region during the first part of the last century. After travelling many miles without seeing any whales, the researchers were surprised to find over 80 whales feeding on krill in a relatively small area.

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.