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US government refuses to shield endangered right whales from lethal ship collisions

The Biden administration in the US has denied an emergency petition that seeks to protect...

Automated cruelty – vending machines in Japan now dispense dead whale

In an effort to prop up the cruel and declining whale hunting industry in Japan,...

The Yogscast raises an ocean-sized donation for WDC

The New Year started with a bang for whales and dolphins thanks to Bristol-based gaming...
Russia captive orca NARNIA_2017_2 CREDIT Oxana Fedorova

Narnia the orca dies at Russian dolphinarium

Narnia the orca performs in Russia © Oxana Fedorova Narnia, a wild orca taken from...

Georgia Aquarium announces death of another captive beluga

Georgia Aquarium in the US has announced the death of Maris, a female beluga whale held in captivity at the acquarium for over 10 years.  Maris was one of the first beluga whales kept at the facility, which puts the death down to ‘sudden, acute animal death’. Maris gave birth in May, but her calf died just a few weeks later after failing to gain weight during the critical early days.

This news comes shortly after the Georgia Aquarium lost a legal battle to bring wild caught beluga whales from Russia to the United States. The Aquarium had been trying to increase the number of belugas its holds by overturning a US federal decision which initially denied its request to import 18 whales captured in Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, on the grounds that the Aquarium had not met conditions required to approve its controversial plan.

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