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US government refuses to shield endangered right whales from lethal ship collisions

The Biden administration in the US has denied an emergency petition that seeks to protect...

Automated cruelty – vending machines in Japan now dispense dead whale

In an effort to prop up the cruel and declining whale hunting industry in Japan,...

The Yogscast raises an ocean-sized donation for WDC

The New Year started with a bang for whales and dolphins thanks to Bristol-based gaming...
Russia captive orca NARNIA_2017_2 CREDIT Oxana Fedorova

Narnia the orca dies at Russian dolphinarium

Narnia the orca performs in Russia © Oxana Fedorova Narnia, a wild orca taken from...

Rare whale washes up in Australia

The body of a rare Omura’s whale, a species of baleen whale only discovered in 2003, has washed up on a beach in Exmouth, Western Australia.

It is the only the second time this whale has been recorded in Australia. Thought to inhabit tropical and sub-tropical waters, the whale may be mistaken for a small fin whale or Bryde’s whale. On this occasion, DNA profiling was used to help identity the whale. It also has distinctive skeletal features. View an image of the whale.

About George Berry

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