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Georgia Aquarium Appeals Permit Denial: In the Name of Conservation?

It has been said that perception is reality, and that the way we look at the world often depends on where we stand. On Monday, September 30th, the Georgia Aquarium filed a complaint in district court in Atlanta seeking judicial review of NMFS’ recent decision to deny the Aquarium’s request to import 18 wild-captured belugas…

Risso's dolphins caught on camera by WDC field team

WDC’s field team in the Outer Hebrides recently recorded this great video footage of Risso’s dolphins in the surrounding waters.  Stomach contents from strandings data from a limited number of UK Risso’s dolphins shows that their primary prey is octopus. However, a recent report by scientists shows that the relationship between the observed distributions of Risso’s…

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US Government Shut Down also Puts Endangered Whales at Risk

The U.S. woke up this morning to news that the government was shutting down, furloughing all “non-essential” federal employees including those at NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the agency which is charged protecting whales and dolphins. The NMFS is responsible for implementing both the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act with…

Concerns grow over orca capture rumours

WDC is very concerned at reports that three orcas have been captured in Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk by the same company that captured a female orca, Narnia, in 2012. Narnia is being held at the Seaside dolphinarium in Nakhodka in Far East Russia. She is one of 45 orcas being held in 11 facilities in…

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Adelaide dolphin Wave grieves the loss of her calf

This past week we watched with great sadness the way a mother dolphin grieves for her dead calf. Port River dolphin Wave is known to have given birth to a calf on Sunday, September 22 but the baby was either still born or died almost immediately after being born. For the next five days Wave…

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UK and Scottish governments need to do more to stop corkscrew injuries

Otherwise healthy harbour and grey seals and harbour porpoises are dying around the UK coastline due to injuries resulting from a sudden traumatic event, reported this weekend. Injuries are thought to be consistent with impact by ducted propellers on numerous maritime vessels, such as tugs, self-propelled barges and rigs, various types of offshore support vessels…