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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

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Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

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Orca dies in captivity at Marineland Antibes

Marineland, Antibes has just announced the death of the 19 year old male orca, Valentin. It was reported last week that the French park was devastated by torrential floods and the tanks holding the orcas were polluted with the muddy flood waters. Electrical supplies in the area were also affected and WDC understands that the park will now remain closed until next year.

Valentin’s mother, Freya, a wild-caught Icelandic orca died at the park in June aged approx. 33 years.

More on the fate of orcas in captivity.

Valentin - orca held at Marineland Antibes, FranceValentin in captivity. Photo © Anne-Sophie Ring

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