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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...

Mystery surrounds fin whale deaths in Alaska

Scientists in the US are trying to discover what caused the death of at least 9 fin whales, the bodies of which have been found in the waters near Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Normally only one or two dead whales are seen every couple of years. One theory is that the whales may have eaten something toxic, such as from a harmful algal bloom. One recovered whale appeared to be an otherwise healthy state.

Fin whales are the second largest whale and classified as endangered.

Fin whale

Photo © Tim Stenton

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