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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...

Kelly Slater latest high profile critic of SeaWorld

11-time World Surfing Champion, Kelly Slater, has become the latest person to add their voice to the groundswell of criticism aimed against SeaWorld and its continuing display of orcas in captivity.

The surfer, currently taking part in an event in Fiji, had hoped to get his views across in a written statement to SeaWorld to be presented at their latest shareholders meeting. Unfortunately, it failed to get through to the web-based gathering.

Slater has spoken out on several occasions in recent months on the captivity issue on his social media channel as well as having his boards given an artistic makeover with orca designs.

Kelly Slater - surfer

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