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Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...
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Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

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....

Entangled humpback whale rescued in Scotland

A humpback whale has been freed from fishing gear thanks to the help of a local retired fisherman on the Isle of Skye.

The whale was first sighted a couple of weeks ago but after attempts to free the creature were unsuccessful, it was feared it may have drowned.

However, retired fisherman John Mckinnon sighted the whale over the weekend and went out in a boat belonging to his nephew, Gordon. Between them they were able to cut the ropes attached to the whale before a rescue team arrived. The whale then came to have a look at the pair before heading out to sea.

2015 has seen an increased number of sightings of humpbacks around Scotland’s west coast.

About George Berry

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