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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...

New dolphin park opens in Japan

A new marine park where visitors can interact with dolphins, has opened in Japan. “Dolphin Farm Shimanami” opened on April 17th in the town of Hakata in Ehime Prefecture.

Two Risso’s dolphins and four bottlenose dolphins were transferred earlier in the month from another facility, Dolphin Farm Awaji Janohire , a park known to have acquired dolphins from the Taiji drive hunts.

The new park plans to open a breeding centre in due course. Until recently, marine parks in Japan have used Taiji as a major source for dolphins until the announcement last year by the Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums that its members could no longer do so.

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About George Berry

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