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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...

Mystery surrounds death of Franciscana dolphins

Investigations are underway into the possible cause of death of a large number of Franciscana dolphins that have washed up on several beaches in Argentina.

Experts are unsure why 23 of the endangered Franciscana dolphins, found last week, have stranded but many seem to have markings on their snouts.

The dolphins washed up on beaches south of Buenos Aires and seem to have died at the same time.

Franciscana dolphins are an endangered species found in the waters off Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. They face many threats and WDC’s Argentinian office is working to protect this species – find out more