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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

‘Don’t go to SeaWorld’ Harry Styles tells One Direction concert audience

Popstar Harry Styles has shown his support against whale and dolphin captivity by asking his fans at One Direction’s concert in San Diego last week not to visit SeaWorld. The singer first asked a cheering audience if they liked dolphins before making the comment.

Harry Styles November 2014

SeaWorld has responded by inviting the singer to go and look round the facilities but in the meantime it seems many of his legions of fans will be avoiding the establishment.

Also in the crowd at the concert was Game of Thrones star, Maisie Williams, who posted this video of Harry on her Instagram account and urged people to watch Blackfish, the award-winning documentary about the orca, Tilikum, held in captivity at SeaWorld.

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About George Berry

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