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Rare Behavior by the World’s Second Largest Creature Caught on Film

By melissa.walker / 18th May 2016

On Tuesday May 17, 2016, passengers on board Hyannis Whale Watcher witnessed the highly unusual sighting of a breaching fin whale (also known as a…

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Dead whale in Southern California

By melissa.walker / 29th April 2016

The body of a 43-foot dead gray whale has found a resting place on a Southern California beach leaving California officials challenged by what to…

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Tilikum's Health Rapidly Declining

By melissa.walker / 8th March 2016

WDC is saddened to hear the news that the health of Tilikum, the dark star of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, is deteriorating. SeaWorld reports that…

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New Proposed Regulations Governing Captive Whale and Dolphin Care Released

By melissa.walker / 29th January 2016

The release of today’s proposed rule by The Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to update guidelines for the care and handling of captive whales…

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Nearly 40,000 square miles of protection granted for last 500 Right Whales

By melissa.walker / 26th January 2016

WASHINGTON— In response to the efforts of conservation and wildlife protection groups, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) today protected 39,414 square miles of ocean…

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A Long Road in the Right (whale) Direction

By melissa.walker / 15th October 2015

Thank you National Marine Fisheries Services! On October 15th the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) officially denied a request to reduce protections from ship strikes designed to protect the fewer…

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