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Trade sanctions announced after Mexico fails to protect near extinct porpoise

The international body behind the treaty that protects endangered plants and animals from the threats...

WDC exposes failure of Government scheme to protect whales and dolphins from net deaths

Following our investigations, we have revealed that a UK Government scheme to protect whales and...

First cases of bird flu in dolphins discovered in the UK

The UK Government has announced that two dolphins and a harbour porpoise have died from...
Kiska the orca

Kiska the ‘world’s loneliest whale’ dies at Canadian theme park

Kiska, dubbed the loneliest whale in the world, has died at Marineland, a zoo and...

Hamas report capture of dolphin 'spy'

It has been reported that the Palestinian Islamist organization, Hamas claims to have captured an Israeli trained dolphin ‘spy’ off the coast of the Gaza Strip.

Hamas commandos apparently came across the dolphin whilst on patrol and believed the creature was carrying out a secret mission on behalf of the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad.   

Gaza Strip

Israeli defence forces, along with other countries, have use dolphins for military purposes in the past, mainly since the cold war. Their extraordinary underwater capabilities and use of echolocation have been utilised by US forces to detect mines and even enemy divers. 
Sadly, these ‘military dolphins’ are confined in captivity, which can cause them extreme mental, and physical stress. In captivity, this suffering causes aggression, lower life expectancy and higher infant mortality than in the wild.

Recently, Ukraine’s military leaders requested that Russia return ‘its’ dolphins, which fell into Russian hands when Crimea was annexed back in March. http://uk.whales.org/news/2014/07/ukraine-asks-russia-to-return-military-dolphins