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Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...
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Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

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....

Tourists pose for selfies with dying baby dolphin…again

Reports from Spain have emerged regarding an incident on a tourist beach in which a baby dolphin died after apparently being removed from the sea by bathers.

The small dolphin, reportedly a female became stranded in shallow waters in Mojacar, southern Spain after losing her mother. Witnesses say that sunbathers passed the baby dolphin around for selfies on the packed tourist beach.

Children were also seen accidentally covering the small creature’s blowhole as crowds gathered.

By the time animal welfare experts arrived at the scene, the dolphin had died. Equinac, a group which protects marine wildlife in the area, criticised the bathers for being “obsessed” with taking photographs.

In February last year, holiday makers in Argentina were criticised for causing the tragic death of a baby franciscana dolphin after removing the calf from shallow waters on a popular beach.

We should stop taking selfies and start looking in the mirror. Read WDC’s thought provoking blog.