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Common bottlenose dolphin

100 bottlenose dolphins hunted in Faroe Islands

This morning, (July 29th), 100 bottlenose dolphins were killed in Skálafjörður on the Faroe Islands. The...

Whales left to die in agony as grenade harpoons fail to explode

Evidence has emerged of grenade-tipped harpoons failing to explode when fired into fin whales by...

Elusive whale seen alive for the first time

Using DNA evidence, scientists have been able to officially confirm the first live sightings of...
Fin whale

Fin whales return to old feeding grounds in Southern Ocean

An exciting discovery by researchers in the waters around Antarctica suggest that fin whales are...

Pilot whales die in Australian stranding

At least 12 long-finned pilot whales have died after becoming stranded along a breakwater in Bunbury harbour, Western Australia.

Rescuers are trying to save a number of other whales but there are concerns that the whales may restrand.

Pilot whales are one of the most common species of whale that strand and many of these events occur in Australia and New Zealand.

Find out more about why whales and dolphins strand.

About George Berry

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