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Man arrested on suspicion of selling whale teeth

A man has been arrested by police in Oxfordshire following the discovery of a large...

Hundreds of whales killed as Norwegian hunt season ends

The end of the whaling season in Norway has been announced with 580 minke whales killed...

Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

WDC’s Shorewatch work shortlisted for nature award

We are thrilled that our Shorewatch programme has been shortlisted in the Citizen Science category...

Mystery over fin whale deaths in Canada

Scientists are trying to work out what caused the death of three young fin whales that were found washed up on remote beach in British Columbia. 

The endangered whales were found together at Bird Point and are thought to be juvenile males. Samples have been taken from the whales to try and determine if they may have been poisoned by something in their prey. Adding to the scientists’ concerns is that there have been a large number of unexplained whale deaths along the coastlines of British Columbia and Alaska this year with over 40 whales of different species already recorded.

About George Berry

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