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Short-finned pilot whale © Nicola Hodgins/WDC

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Risso's dolphin entagled in fishing line and plastic bags

The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

You've seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating rubbish in some ocean far away and, like me, you've...

The show is over for captive orca Lolita

Lolita, the orca, held at the Miami Seaquarium in Florida since 1970, will no longer perform in shows at the theme park. New managers at the Florida facility...

Latest Taiji slaughter season ends with many dolphins killed

Fishermen in the coastal town of Taiji, Japan have ended this season's brutal dolphin hunt and, according to local sources, have killed or captured over...
porpoise

Welsh tidal turbines could be catastrophic for porpoises

A proposal for underwater tidal turbines in an area where porpoises and Risso's dolphins come to feed and raise their newborns is threatening the West...

Norway’s government gives green light for slaughter of hundreds of whales this year

Just weeks after Iceland indicated it is moving away from cruel whale hunting, Norway's government has announced that its whalers can kill hundreds of minke...
A Baby Humpback Whale Plays Near the Surface in Blue Water

Waipapa Bay Wines signs up to the Climate Giant Project on World Whale Day

We're delighted to announce that Waipapa Bay Wines are the latest partner to join the Climate Giant Project on World Whale Day! Following an amazing...
Fin whale

Is this the beginning of the end for whaling off Iceland?

I'm feeling cautiously optimistic after Iceland's Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir wrote that there is little justification for authorising any further whaling when the current permits...
Beluga whale

Another beluga whale dies at Mystic Aquarium

Just six months after the loss of a whale called Havok, another beluga has died at the Mystic Aquarium in the US. Both belugas had...
SAR petition handover

Half a million net death petition handed to EU Commission

Over half a million citizens have signed a petition to demand action to stop thousands of dolphins dying in fishing nets (bycatch) in the Bay...