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Iceland to monitor whale hunt cruelty

Following our call for an investigation into violations of the Icelandic Whaling and Animal Welfare...
Beluga whales in the wild

Beluga whale in River Seine dies after rescue attempt

A beluga whale that became trapped in the River Seine in France has sadly had...
Tilikum, the father of Nakai. © Paul Wigmore

Orca Nakai dies at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has announced the death of the orca Nakai. The 20-year-old male orca...
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin © Mike Bossley/WDC

Last captive Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin to be freed in South Korea

Bibongi, the last Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin held in captivity in South Korea, is to be...

Seven decades of whale and dolphin sounds in new library

A new sound library has been launched with recordings from a wide variety of marine mammals, including nearly 40 species of whale and dolphin, which is freely available to the public as well as the scientific community. The Watkins Marine Mammal Sound Database contains thousands of recordings from the last 7 decades which have been digitized and made available online.

The database is maintain by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute where William Watkins, after whom the database is named, carried out pioneering bioacoustic research of marine mammals. The archive includes the first ever sounds recorded of 51 species.

About George Berry

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