In Sri Lanka, gillnets targeting tuna claim dolphin lives

In Sri Lanka, gillnets targeting tuna claim dolphin lives

COLOMBO — For Nilantha Kodithuwakku, a naturalist involved in whale and dolphin-watching operations, it’s always a spectacular scene to witness pods of playful dolphins jumping and spinning in the air. But occasionally the scene he encounters is of dolphin carcasses, either floating or washed ashore, with the tail flukes missing.Charles Anderson, a marine biologist based […]

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Petition: Pregnant Whales in Norway are Slaughtered for Commercial Whaling

Petition: Pregnant Whales in Norway are Slaughtered for Commercial Whaling

In 1986, the International Whaling Commission globally banned commercial whaling. However,Norway, Japan, and Iceland continue large whale hunts for commercial purposes under “objections” to the ban. Japan is often recognized as one of the countries to hunt the most whales, but Norway has actually surpassed them. According to Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), “between 2000-2015, […]

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Canaries in the coal mine? North Atlantic right whale use of key habitat changing rapidly

Canaries in the coal mine? North Atlantic right whale use of key habitat changing rapidly

Scientists say that behavioral changes observed in North Atlantic right whales should be considered a “canary in the coal mine” scenario. A team of researchers with the Center for Conservation Bioacoustics at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Syracuse University recently published the results of a six-year study that focused on the North Atlantic right […]

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