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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...

Tooth fossil discovered belonging to extinct sperm whale

A huge, five-million-year-old tooth belonging to a distant relative of the sperm whale, has been discovered on a beach at Beaumaris Bay, near Melbourne.

The 30cm (12 inch) tooth is now on display at Museum Victoria. The whale, which may have measured up to 18 metres long, similar in size to a modern-day male sperm whale, is thought to have preyed on other smaller whales.

Previously, the only recorded fossils of this whale had been found in the Americas.

About George Berry

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