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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....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

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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?

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About George Berry

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

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