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BELUGA WHALE SANCTUARY UPDATE:  Little Grey and Little White arrive safely after move to bay care area

BELUGA WHALE SANCTUARY UPDATE: Little Grey and Little White arrive safely after move to bay care area

We can now confirm that two beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, are now...
WDC seeks further ‘school zone’ speed protection from ships for endangered North Atlantic right whales

WDC seeks further ‘school zone’ speed protection from ships for endangered North Atlantic right whales

Conservation groups including WDC have filed a rule-making petition in the US today seeking additional...
Captive dolphins moved from Barcelona to Greece

Captive dolphins moved from Barcelona to Greece

The three remaining bottlenose dolphins held at Barcelona Zoo have been moved to Attica Zoological...
WTA and ATP players rally together for WDC

WTA and ATP players rally together for WDC

Last week we joined forces with WTA and ATP players to celebrate Whale and Dolphin...

Was dolphin washed up in Devon shot?

Short-beaked common dolphin

Local reports from Kingswear, near Dartmouth in Devon have suggested that a dolphin that washed up on the shoreline may have been shot.

A pod of more than 20 common dolphins have been seen in and around the harbour causing some suggestions that they may have been looking for their missing pod mate.

A local parish councillor for Dartmouth said that one woman had reported that she saw two bullet holes in the dolphin's head. However, these could be puncture wounds caused after the dolphin washed up  as a result of depredation – birds pecking for example.

A post mortem is to be carried out and results revealed soon afterwards.

Find out more - Why do dolphins strand?

George Berry

About George Berry

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

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