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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....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Humpback whales sighted across UK

Following an excellent year for sightings in 2015, several humpback whales have already been seen around the UK in 2016.

After one whale was successfully rescued from fishing gear off the west coast of Scotland last week, a breaching whale has been seen off the Shetland Islands, having originally been mistaken for a fin whale. Two humpbacks were also recently sighted by a helicopter crew off Boddam on Shetland.

Meanwhile at the other end of the UK, a humpback was identified by a surfer at Padstow in Cornwall this week. This follows two whales being seen in St Ives bay at the start of the month.


About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.