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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...

Rare fin whale washes up on UK coast

A dead 13m fin whale, a species of baleen whale, was sighted off the coast of Northern Ireland earlier this week before coming ashore at Portstewart Strand.

Fin whales are the second largest species of whale after the blue whale. They are known as the “greyhounds of the sea” due to high speeds they can swim at. It is currently unknown what the cause of death was. (This story has been updated after earlier reports suggested the whale may have been a sei whale).

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