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Nov13

Russia frees final Belugas from ‘whale jail’

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Russia frees final Belugas from ‘whale jail’

The final 21 belugas that were being kept in 'whale jails' in Russia's far east have been released 

Oct11

Humpback whale likely to be killed by ship strike

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Humpback whale likely to be killed by ship strike

A humpback whale found dead in the Thames this week was likely to have been killed by ship strike according to a report from experts investigating the incident.

Oct07

Humpback whale spotted in the River Thames

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Humpback whale spotted in the River Thames

A humpback whale has been spotted in the River Thames in the Dagenham area and is being monitored by the relevant organisations.

Aug22

Ship strike leading cause of death for whales in France

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Ship strike leading cause of death for whales in France

A new paper has shared findings that the most prevalent cause of ceacens strandings is the little understood threat, ship strike. 

Jun28

Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

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Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

On Sunday 30th June, Japan will be leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). A concerning decision which will see them conducting commercial whaling within its 200-mile Exclusive Zone and coastal waters.

May14

An Ocean Emergency

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An Ocean Emergency

We are facing an ocean emergency that's putting our beloved whales, dolphins, porpoises and all marine life at risk.

Apr30

Entangled in rope for months

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Entangled in rope for months

A sad story from Scotland which saw a juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing rope for months, resulting in a slow death

Apr08

Japanese whaling vessels return to port

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Japanese whaling vessels return to port

Japanese whaling vessels returned to port last week having killed 333 minke whales, supposedly in the name of science.

Oct17

True’s beaked whale paper published

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True’s beaked whale paper published

Our paper on the teeth observed in a group of True’s beaked whales has been published on Peer J!

Oct09

Humpback whale spotted in the Thames has died

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Humpback whale spotted in the Thames has died

Sadly, the British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) have confirmed that the humpback whale seen swimming in the River Thames over the weekend has died.

Sep03

150 Bryde's whales fall victim to Japanese whaling

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150 Bryde's whales fall victim to Japanese whaling

After 33 years, Japan have once again commenced commercial whaling, after leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on the 30th June this year.  

Aug14

Tackling bycatch

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Tackling bycatch

Today new EU measures have come into place with the hope of reducing bycatch of endangered, threatened and protected species.

May31

41 new Marine Conservation Zones

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41 new Marine Conservation Zones

41 new Marine Conservation zones are welcomed by the conservation sector but they need proper management and collaboration from the Government

May02

A poorly understood and under-reported threat

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A poorly understood and under-reported threat

Sadly, large whales are hit by ships (‘ship strike’) globally, but this threat is poorly understood and under-reported. 

Apr15

Whales to be set free from Russian ‘Jail’

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Whales to be set free from Russian ‘Jail’

87 belugas and 11 orcas are being freed from 'whale jails' where they were being kept for illegal sale to Chinese theme parks

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