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US government refuses to shield endangered right whales from lethal ship collisions

The Biden administration in the US has denied an emergency petition that seeks to protect...

Automated cruelty – vending machines in Japan now dispense dead whale

In an effort to prop up the cruel and declining whale hunting industry in Japan,...

The Yogscast raises an ocean-sized donation for WDC

The New Year started with a bang for whales and dolphins thanks to Bristol-based gaming...
Russia captive orca NARNIA_2017_2 CREDIT Oxana Fedorova

Narnia the orca dies at Russian dolphinarium

Narnia the orca performs in Russia © Oxana Fedorova Narnia, a wild orca taken from...

SeaWorld confirms Tilikum died of pneumonia

Just weeks after his tragic death, SeaWorld have confirmed that the orca, Tilikum, died as a result of bacterial pneumonia.

The discovery was made after a necropsy was carried out on his body after he died on January 6th. Tilikum had originally been diagnosed with an infection back in March 2016 when concerns about his long-term health were raised.

At the time of his death, he had spent around 34 years in captivity.

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About George Berry

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