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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 critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from being struck and killed...

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, one company is desperately attempting to increased consumption of whale...
tins of whale meat

How Japan’s whaling industry is trying to convince people to eat whales

Japan's hunters kill hundreds of whales every year despite the fact that hardly anyone in Japan eats whale meat. But rather than have them hang...

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 content creators and long-term WDC supporters, The Yogscast. A whopping £316k...
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 the sea and held at the Moskvarium facility in Moscow...
Microplastics on beach

Blue whales and the menace of microplastics – how we’ll solve this problem

Our love affair with plastic began in the 1950s when it revolutionised manufacturing. But what happens when you use a material that's built to last...
An entangled sub-adult female minke whale off Bressay, Shetland. Photo: SMASS and Shetland Dive Club

New study identifies solution to prevent whale entanglements in fishing gear

An entangled sub-adult female minke whale off Bressay, Shetland. Photo: SMASS and Shetland Dive Club A ground-breaking new study in Scotland investigating the nature and...
A dolphin called Arnie with his shell.

Dolphins catch fish using giant shell tools

In Shark Bay, Australia, two groups of dolphins have figured out how to use tools to help them catch fish. They are known as the...
Common dolphins at surface

Did you know that dolphins have unique personalities?

We all have personalities, and between the work Christmas party and your family get-together, perhaps you notice them even more at this time of year!...