Whale & Dolphin General News

Sep15

Proposal to resume commercial whaling soundly rejected

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Proposal to resume commercial whaling soundly rejected

The rejection of Japan's "The Way Forward" proposal a key victory in the mission to eradicate commercial whaling.

Sep11

Critical week for the future of whaling

Written by // Sally Hamilton Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Critical week for the future of whaling

Members of the International Whaling Commission discuss a Japanese proposal that would see the moratorium on commercial whaling end after 32 years.

Aug08

Blue whale calf found stranded in Japan

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Blue whale calf found stranded in Japan

The young animal is thought to the first evidence of the species being found in Japanese waters.

Jul30

Rare hybrid dolphin spotted in Hawaiian waters

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Rare hybrid dolphin spotted in Hawaiian waters

The melon-headed whale/routh-toothed dolphin cross represents the first ever documented offspring of the two species.

Jul11

Blue whale slaughtered by Icelandic whaling vessel

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Blue whale slaughtered by Icelandic whaling vessel

An iconic giant of the ocean has been killed by whalers in waters around Iceland in contravention of international law.

Jun25

New campaign to protect wildlife at sea launched

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

New campaign to protect wildlife at sea launched

The Wildlife Trusts are calling for support for 41 new Marine Conservation Zones.

Jun21

Marine conservation message reinforced

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Marine conservation message reinforced

ORCA's Wildlife Officer in the Hebrides, Andy, joined dozens of local people at an event this week The most recemarking the start of the Marine Plastics Summit.

Jun14

North Atlantic right whale faces extinction

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

North Atlantic right whale faces extinction

According to a new study, scientists have estimated that North Atlantic right whales may face extinction within the next 30 years unless policies are expanded to new areas. 

Sep12

Japanese whalers kill whales in marine protected area

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Japanese whalers kill whales in marine protected area

Minke whales were killed in protected waters in the Ross Sea in early 2018

Aug31

The whale with no tail

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The whale with no tail

A humpback whale calf has been spotted in the Pacific Ocean swimming around with no tail fluke.

Aug01

Guidance issued for summer wildlife watching at sea

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Guidance issued for summer wildlife watching at sea

The guidance poster is aimed at members of the public heading out to sea at the start of the summer holidays.

Jul26

Endangered whale spotted in Icelandic waters

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Endangered whale spotted in Icelandic waters

The North Atlantic right whale, which is critically endangered, was spotted by a whale watching company from Reykjavik.

Jul03

Ship Strike research restarts

Written by // James Robbins, Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Ship Strike research restarts

Building on research conducted in 2017, ORCA are partnering once again with Brittany Ferries to gain valuable insights into the issue of ship strike.

Jun22

Blue whale found to be a victim of ship strike

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Blue whale found to be a victim of ship strike

The juvenile female, which was found at Point Reyes on Monday, had blunt force trauma consistent with ship strike.

Jun20

Icelandic fin whaling restarts after two years

Written by // Sally Hamilton Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Icelandic fin whaling restarts after two years

ORCA condemns the killing of endangered fin whales as Icelandic whaling ships set sail.  

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