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Dolphins Illegally Captured in Solomon Islands Returned to Ocean Following Police Raid

The 30-plus cetaceans were likely destined for captivity abroad, says marine mammal nonprofit

Evidence recently uncovered by the nonprofit International Marine Mammal Project (IMMP) reveals two secret captures of more than 30 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in the Solomon Islands. According to IMMP, the dolphins were driven to shore in the Western Provinces of the country…
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by: Katherine Hanly – November 4, 2016

The Vaquita Are Vanishing On Our Watch

International Whaling Commission adopts US-led emergency proposal to save the world’s most endangered cetacean (UPDATED 2:50 p.m.)

The vaquita, the smallest member of the porpoise family, is facing imminent extinction due to the inability of the international community to address critical threats to its survival. There are fewer than 60 of these critically endangered cetaceans left today. Photo illustration…
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by: Katherine Hanly – October 27, 2016


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