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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...

Six pilot whales die in Canada stranding

Six pilot whales died on Tuesday after their pod stranded on the rocky coast near Judique on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.

A total of 16 whales stranded originally but rescues efforts by locals helped to successfully refloat 10 whales when the tide came in. The coastline is now being monitored in case any of the whales restrand. 

Meanwhile, on Thursday another pod of 14 whales were rescued after stranded off Bayfield near Antigonish, Nova Scotia. It is not thought these were the same whales involved in the earlier incident.

Pilot whales are one of the most common species to be involved in stranding events.

Find out more about why whales and dolphin strand.

About George Berry

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