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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

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...

Dolphin die-off in Gulf of Mexico finally slows

More than five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, the number of dolphin mortalities in the Gulf of Mexico finally appears to be slowing. Nearly 1500 dolphins and whales have died in the last five years but fewer have been washed ashore in 2015.

The latest report from US authorities comes as investigations continue into what impact the spill may have had on marine mammals living in the Gulf.

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