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Whale & Dolphin News Reports for 2003

There are several different types of strandings, and scientists continue to research the causes of each. Some researchers point to the whale 'pod' social structure, which relies on one dominant whale. This phenomenon can sometimes result in a group of whales following a disoriented or sick whale onto shore. Others theorize that pods swim too close to the beach when hunting prey or evading predators and become trapped by low tides.

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Photo: One of four dolphins successfully released is satellite-tagged during a rescue on Cape Cod, USA, allowing staff to follow its movements post-release. [9 September, 2014] Source: Jane Hoppe, IFAW.


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2003 News Reports

  1. 01 Jan 2003 - Mexico City, Mexico - Mexican Tuna Gets US Stamp of Approval (Source)

  2. 02 Jan 2003 - Mexico City, Mexico - Mexico Welcomes US Decision to Ease Dolphin-Safe Labeling (Source)

  3. 03 Jan 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Activists sue over relaxed tuna-label rules (Source)

  4. 03 Jan 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Gov't Sued over Dolphin-Safe Labeling (Source)

  5. 05 Jan 2003 - Port St. Joe, Florida - Endangered Whale Strands on Florida Beach (Source)

  6. 07 Jan 2003 - Wellington, NZ - Eighty Whales Die in Mass Stranding on NZ Island (Source)

  7. 08 Jan 2003 - Washington - U.S. backs off on relaxed rules on tuna (Source)

  8. 08 Jan 2003 - Washington, USA - Two Scientists Contend U.S. Suppressed Dolphin Studies (Source)

  9. 08 Jan 2003 - Wellington, NZ - Rescuers Save Part of Whale Pod in N.Z. (Source)

  10. 08 Jan 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Groups Request Pause in Gray Whale Experiments (Source)

  11. 08 Jan 2003 - Kawau Island, NZ - Alarm over spate of whale deaths in NZ (Source)

  12. 09 Jan 2003 - Wellington, NZ - Rescuers believe saved pilot whales will not return (Source)

  13. 09 Jan 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Federal Judge Halts Whale Sonar Testing (Source)

  14. 12 Jan 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Belugas roam ice-bound Arctic Ocean with ease (Source)

  15. 13 Jan 2003 - Narragansett, Rhode Is, - Toxic Algae May Harm Right Whales (Source)

  16. 13 Jan 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Sounding Off Over Sonar (Source)

  17. 14 Jan 2003 - Atlanta, USA - Dolphins identified as bait bandits (Source)

  18. 14 Jan 2003 - St Petersburg Times Editorial: Dolphin Safe? - (Source)

  19. 14 Jan 2003 - Perth, Aust. - Hundreds of people assist stranded whales (Source)

  20. 15 Jan 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Few orcas found to eat sea lions (Source)

  21. 15 Jan 2003 - Maui, Hawaii - Maui bans displays of captive cetaceans (Source)

  22. 16 Jan 2003 - Oslo, Norway - Keiko Could Return to the Wild in February (Source)

  23. 16 Jan 2003 - New York, USA - Beached Whale Source of Alaska Botulism Cases (Source)

  24. 17 Jan 2003 - Gulf of Mexico - Sounds OK, So Far (Source)

  25. 20 Jan 2003 - Brookings, Oregon - Volunteers Help People Spot Whales (Source)

  26. 21 Jan 2003 - Wellington - New Zealand urges EU members to join whaling commission to protect whales (Source)

  27. 24 Jan 2003 - San Francisco, USA - U.S. Judge Blocks Research Project to Track Whales (Source)

  28. 24 Jan 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Judge Blocks Sonar Use to Track Whales (Source)

  29. 25 Jan 2003 - Islamorada, Florida - Rescued Whale Recovers in Florida Hot Tub (Source)

  30. 27 Jan 2003 - Peru - Illegal dolphin hunting for human consumption (Source)

  31. 30 Jan 2003 - Moscow, Russia - Oil consortium pledges to fund whale research (Source)

  32. 03 Feb 2003 - Washington, USA - Bush's Environmental Incursions now include the Dolphin (Source)

  33. 03 Feb 2003 - Nicaragua - Government Bans Dolphin Exploitation (Source)

  34. 06 Feb 2003 - Canberra - Australia Protests Iceland's Readmission to IWC (Source)

  35. 08 Feb 2003 - Playa Pulpos, Peru - Dolphins Slaughtered in front of Eyewitnesses (Source)

  36. 09 Feb 2003 - Key Largo, USA - Rescued pygmy whale improving slowly (Source)

  37. 10 Feb 2003 - London, UK - Dolphin Slaughter Scandal must be Stopped (Source)

  38. 11 Feb 2003 - Bayahibe - Dominica Rejects Dolphin Capture (Source)

  39. 12 Feb 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Pro-whaling nations huddle in Tokyo (Source)

  40. 12 Feb 2003 - Perth, Australia - Scans fail to shed light on Whale Stranding (Source)

  41. 12 Feb 2003 - Gold River, B.C. - Woman Charged for Patting Whale (Source)

  42. 12 Feb 2003 - Canberra - Australia Acts to Stop Iceland from Whaling (Source)

  43. 12 Feb 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Whaling Nations Say Foes Have Lost IWC Credibility (Source)

  44. 13 Feb 2003 - Canberra, Aust.- Another Boost for Non-Lethal Whale Research - (Source)

  45. 13 Feb 2003 - Suffock, UK - Save the Dolphin say SWT (Source)

  46. 14 Feb 2003 - Cambodia - Rare Mekong River Dolphins face Extinction (Source)

  47. 15 Feb 2003 - Bryan Beach - Texas Residents Rescue dolphin (Source)

  48. 17 Feb 2003 - Brisbane, Australia - Baby Boom for Humpbacks (Source)

  49. 17 Feb 2003 - Hobart, Tasmania - Museum and art gallery to benefit from rare whale find (Source)

  50. 18 Feb 2003 - Mystic, USA - Mystic Aquarium gets New Belugas (Source)

  51. 18 Feb 2003 - Tortola - Dolphins return to Prospect Reef (Source)

  52. 19 Feb 2003 - Delaware Coast, USA - Another dead dolphin in Delaware brings total to 5 (Source)

  53. 19 Feb 2003 - Canberra, Australia - Sonic Doom for Blue whales (Source)

  54. 19 Feb 2003 - Moscow - Russian Sets up First Nature Reserve for Gray Whales (Source)

  55. 19 Feb 2003 - Glasgow, Scotland - Whales find New Home in the East (Source)

  56. 19 Feb 2003 - Puget Sound, USA - Researchers ponder what to do about Luna (Source)

  57. 19 Feb 2003 - Puget Sound, USA - Orcas get Taste of Federal Money (Source)

  58. 20 Feb 2003 - Bremerton, USA - Money to study orcas long overdue, researchers say (Source)

  59. 20 Feb 2003 - British Virgin Islands - New dolphins here (Source)

  60. 25 Feb 2003 - Key Largo, USA - Group wants to free whale (Source)

  61. 25 Feb 2003 - College Station, Texas - Researcher Says Oil Exploration Not Affecting Whales (Source)

  62. 27 Feb 2003 - Key Largo, USA - Whale Recovering In Hotel Pool Dies (Source)

  63. 27 Feb 2003 - St Augustine, USA - World's oldest dolphin turns 50 (Source)

  64. 28 Feb 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Fish consumption by marine mammals concerns Japan (Source)

  65. 28 Feb 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Zoo animal care rules get first update in 27 years (Source)

  66. 01 Mar 2003 - Marineland, USA - Marine Facility to add Dolphin Lagoon (Source)

  67. 01 Mar 2003 - Nicaragua - Release paves way for Dolphin Welfare Law (Source)

  68. 03 Mar 2003 - Waikoloa, Hawaii - Dolphin Quest Hawaii Announces Dolphin Pregnancies (Source)

  69. 03 Mar 2003 - Jamaica - Big Business Hunts Jamaican Dolphins (Source)

  70. 05 Mar 2003 - Bay of Fundy - Whales Win Right-of-Way in Atlantic Shipping Lanes (Source)

  71. 07 Mar 2003 - Swakopmund, Namibia - Rare Whales Rock Up At Walvis (Source)

  72. 08 Mar 2003 - United Kingdom - Hundreds of dolphins die in fishing carnage (Source)

  73. 12 Mar 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Bush Administration Declares War on Whales (Source)

  74. 12 Mar 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Dolphin-Safe Tuna Controversy Returns (Source)

  75. 12 Mar 2003 - Chicago,USA - 2 Shedd dolphins set to be mothers (Source)

  76. 13 Mar 2003 - Isle of Palms, USA - 14-foot whale dies after beaching at Isle of Palms (Source)

  77. 13 Mar 2003 - San Antonio, USA - Sea World Expecting Test-Tube Dolphin (Source)

  78. 13 Mar 2003 - Reykjavik - Iceland To Advise International Commission Of Hunting Plan (Source)

  79. 13 Mar 2003 - Washington, USA - Groups Call for Ban on Dolphin Petting Pools (Source)

  80. 14 Mar 2003 - Peru - Dolphins Being Killed for Human Consumption (Source)

  81. 14 Mar 2003 - Oslo, Norway - Keiko has close call under the ice (Source)

  82. 14 Mar 2003 - Sydney, Aust - Fiji Joins South Pacific Countries in Protecting Whales (Source)

  83. 14 Mar 2003 - Washington, USA - Navy funds ENG study of sonar's effect on whale strandings (Source)

  84. 15 Mar 2003 - Adelaide, Aust - Common dolphin calf washes ashore (Source)

  85. 16 Mar 2003 - Lisbon, Portugal - Stop the Dolphin Imports (Source)

  86. 18 Mar 2003 - East Lothian, UK - Whale dies after being stranded on beach (Source)

  87. 18 Mar 2003 - St Augustine, USA - Whale Pushed Back To Sea After Beaching Itself (Source)

  88. 19 Mar 2003 - London, UK - Cost of Dolphin Death Horrors (Source)

  89. 19 Mar 2003 - Galveston, USA - Vets probe dolphin for cause of ulcers (Source)

  90. 20 Mar 2003 - Miami, USA - Beached whale dies on South Beach (Source)

  91. 20 Mar 2003 - London, UK - 'Undersea mobile' to save dolphins (Source)

  92. 20 Mar 2003 - London, UK - New Dolphin Plan could limit Fishing Net Deaths (Source)

  93. 24 Mar 2003 - Washington DC, USA - Dolphins Did Not 'Volunteer' for War, Activists Say (Source)

  94. 24 Mar 2003 - Monterey Bay, USA - Killer Whales (Source)

  95. 26 Mar 2003 - Suva, Fiji - Whales Now Safe Within 200 Miles of Fiji (Source)

  96. 26 Mar 2003 - London, UK - 'Cut fishing to save dolphins' (Source)

  97. 26 Mar 2003 - Oslo - Norway to begin whale meat export to Faroe Islands (Source)

  98. 27 Mar 2003 - Florida, USA - Unknown what caused Humpback death (Source)

  99. 27 Mar 2003 - Florida, USA - Airship-based sensors tracking Right whales (Source)

  100. 29 Mar 2003 - Mosstodloch, Scotland - Dolphin Roadshow promises Whale of a Time (Source)

  101. 29 Mar 2003 - Umm Qasr, Iraq - Takoma the dolphin is A.W.O.L. (Source)

  102. 30 Mar 2003 - Jan Jaeng, Thailand - Mother, calf Bryde's whales wash ashore (Source)

  103. 31 Mar 2003 - Islamorada, USA - Whale deaths running high (Source)

  104. 31 Mar 2003 - Orleans, USA - Whale Still Entangled Off Massachusetts (Source)

  105. 31 Mar 2003 - Umm Qasr, Iraq - US Navy dolphin returns after 2 days (Source)

  106. 01 Apr 2003 - Silver Spring, USA - Alaska Eskimo Whaling Quota for 2003 (Source)

  107. 01 Apr 2003 - UNCW helps retrieve Rare Specimen for Smithsonian's Collection - (Source)

  108. 01 Apr 2003 - Oslo, Norway - Toxin threat to Inuit food (Source)

  109. 02 Apr 2003 - Tokyo - Japan Whaling Fleet Kills 400 Minkes (Source)

  110. 02 Apr 2003 - Umm Qasr, Iraq - U.S. dolphins irk Aussies (Source)

  111. 03 Apr 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Court Hearing to Save Dolphins (Source)

  112. 03 Apr 2003 - Geneva - WWF Urges Iceland to Abandon Whaling Plans (Source)

  113. 04 Apr 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Feds, enviros fight dolphin-safe tuna label (Source)

  114. 04 Apr 2003 - Reykjavik - Iceland Plans to Catch Hundreds of Large Whales (Source)

  115. 05 Apr 2003 - Fripp Island, USA - Whale stranded off of Fripp Island (Source)

  116. 06 Apr 2003 - Hawaii - Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins Not Getting Enough Rest (Source)

  117. 06 Apr 2003 - Camp Patriot, Kuwait - Operation Dolphin: the U.S. sends in its finest (Source)

  118. 07 Apr 2003 - Nootka Sound - Love is... a whale of a dilemma (Source)

  119. 07 Apr 2003 - Reykjavik - Iceland tourism chiefs warn whalers (Source)

  120. 07 Apr 2003 - San Francisco, USA - U.S. Judge to Rule in Days on Dolphin-Safe Labels (Source)

  121. 07 Apr 2003 - Palmerston, NZ - Vets conduct autopsy on Gray's beaked whale (Source)

  122. 08 Apr 2003 - Qassiarsuk, Greenland - Another killer whale slaughter in Greenland (Source)

  123. 08 Apr 2003 - Honiara - Solomon Islanders Slaughter 51 Beached Whales (Source)

  124. Tue, 08 Apr 2003 11:55:16 EST - U.S. Judge to Rule in Days on Dolphin-Safe Labels
    A federal judge will rule within days on whether the Bush administration can loosen standards under which tuna sold in U.S. stores can be labeled "dolphin safe," an environmental group said on Monday. (Source)

  125. 09 Apr 2003 - Charlotte Harbor, USA - Red Tide Worsening; Manatees Recovering (Source)

  126. 09 Apr 2003 - Reykjavik - Iceland Private Business Group Votes Against Whaling (Source)

  127. 10 Apr 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Judge Blocks Bid to Ease Dolphin-Safe Rules (Source)

  128. 10 Apr 2003 - Acapulco, Mexico - Whale washes up dead on Acapulco beach (Source)

  129. 10 Apr 2003 - Lima, Peru - More than 3000 dolphins per year are killed in Peru (Source)

  130. 10 Apr 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Court Blocks Bush "Dolphin Safe" Label (Source)

  131. 11 Apr 2003 - Florida, USA - Researchers in quandary over marine animals' distress (Source)

  132. 11 Apr 2003 - Mokule'ia, Hawaii - Humpback attacked by sharks off Mokule'ia (Source)

  133. 11 Apr 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Japanese Whalers Begin Hunt for 260 Whales (Source)

  134. Fri, 11 Apr 2003 23:57:06 EST - Judge Upholds 'Dolphin-Safe' Definition
    A federal judge has upheld the current definition of the "dolphin-safe" tuna label and barred the Bush administration from altering it, handing a victory for environmentalists. (Source)

  135. 13 Apr 2003 - Vietnam - Whale funeral draws 1,000 mourners (Source)

  136. 14 Apr 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Annual Whale Migration to Alaska is under way (Source)

  137. 14 Apr 2003 - Washington, USA - Defenders of the Deep (Source)

  138. 15 Apr 2003 - Boston, USA - Numerous Dolphins Stranded around Massachusetts (Source)

  139. 15 Apr 2003 - Codrington Beach, Aust. - Whale Mutilated on Beach (Source)

  140. 15 Apr 2003 - Melbourne, Aust. - Whale adult, calf washed ashore (Source)

  141. 16 Apr 2003 - Florida, USA - People, Animals Sick of Red Tide (Source)

  142. 17 Apr 2003 - Juneau, Alaska - Prince William Sound Orcas May Need Extra Protection (Source)

  143. 17 Apr 2003 - Seattle, USA - Local Orca Population Up (Source)

  144. 19 Apr 2003 - Washington, USA - Dolphin-safe Tuna Debate Returns (Source)

  145. 19 Apr 2003 - Cudjoe Key, USA - Pilot Whales Stranded in Florida (Source)

  146. 20 Apr 2003 - Newport Beach, USA - Dolphin Beaches in Newport, Dies (Source)

  147. 21 Apr 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Japanese Kill 440 Minke Whales (Source)

  148. 21 Apr 2003 - Big Pine Key, USA - Sick Whales Remain 'Guarded' (Source)

  149. 22 Apr 2003 - Nelson, NZ - Rescued Whale Dead (Source)

  150. 23 Apr 2003 - Onaero, NZ - Whale-sized interest in giant mammal on beach (Source)

  151. 24 Apr 2003 - Wellington - NZ opposing Iceland's attempt to avoid commercial whaling ban (Source)

  152. 25 Apr 2003 - Big Pine Key, USA - Caring for ill whales all in a night's work (Source)

  153. 27 Apr 2003 - Big Pine Key, USA - Six stranded whales moved to new location (Source)

  154. 27 Apr 2003 - Boston, USA - Way of life hit by whales: Lobstermen sue (Source)

  155. 28 Apr 2003 - Pulpos, Peru - Poachers in Peru Still Killing Dolphins (Source)

  156. Tue, 29 Apr 2003 11:57:35 EST - Poachers in Peru Still Killing Dolphins
    Over the noise of the pounding surf, Maria Serenella heard the harpooned dolphin squealing as the fishermen lifted it out of the sea into a wooden rowboat before clubbing it to death. (Source)

  157. 30 Apr 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Keiko has Fans but no Orca Friends yet (Source)

  158. 02 May 2003 - Big Pine Key, USA - Stranded Whales Moved to New Location in Florida Keys (Source)

  159. 03 May 2003 - Big Pine Key, USA - Necropsy Performed on Pilot Whale that Stranded in Keys (Source)

  160. 06 May 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Court Denies Intervention of Tuna Companies in "Dolphin Safe" Label Lawsuit (Source)

  161. 07 May 2003 - Washington DC - House Panel Approves Military Exemptions Bill (Source)

  162. 07 May 2003 - The Keys, USA - Jaws removed from stranded whales (Source)

  163. 07 May 2003 - Haro Strait - U.S. Destroyer's Sonar Probed as Cause of Whale Disturbance (Source)

  164. 08 May 2003 - Palmarin, Senegal - Two Spaniards held in Senegal over capture of dolphins (Source)

  165. 08 May 2003 - San Juan Islands - Navy sonar incident alarms experts (Source)

  166. 09 May 2003 - Washington, DC - Distressed Whales Highlight Potential Impacts of Exempting Military from Environmental Laws (Source)

  167. 09 May 2003 - San Juan Islands - Navy sonar incident under review (Source)

  168. 09 May 2003 - Long Beach, USA - Toxin harming area sea mammals (Source)

  169. 11 May 2003 - Virginia Key, USA - Seaquarium Protesters Say: Let Lolita Go! (Source)

  170. 11 May 2003 - Cambria - The Whales are Coming in Fat Numbers (Source)

  171. 12 May 2003 - San Juan Islands - Could Navy Sonar Tests Be Hurting Porpoises? (Source)

  172. 12 May 2003 - Puget Sound - Sonar incident prompts focus on legislation (Source)

  173. 12 May 2003 - Strait of Juan de Fuca - US Navy Sonar blasts Pacific Northwest killer whales (Source)

  174. 13 May 2003 - Washington, USA - Activists, Democrats brace for Defense environment showdown (Source)

  175. 13 May 2003 - Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei Animal Lovers Guide Stranded Whale Back Home (Source)

  176. 14 May 2003 - London, UK - Whale Song and Noise Attack (Source)

  177. 14 May 2003 - London, UK - Extinction Nears for Whales and Dolphins (Source)

  178. 14 May 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - No Wild Killer Whales Near Keiko (Source)

  179. 15 May 2003 - Girdwood, Canada - Experts Study Gray Whale's Demise (Source)

  180. 15 May 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Keiko Tourists can expect Strict Welcome (Source)

  181. 15 May 2003 - Seattle, USA - Navy Admits using Sonar in Strait (Source)

  182. 16 May 2003 - Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei - Sad End To A Gentle Giant (Source)

  183. 19 May 2003 - Brussels, Belgium - The first International Day of the Baltic Harbor Porpoise (Source)

  184. 19 May 2003 - Seattle, USA - Sonar tests' effects on wildlife should set off alarms (Source)

  185. 20 May 2003 - Vero Beach, Florida - Beached Pygmy Sperm Whale Euthanized (Source)

  186. 21 May 2003 - Auckland, NZ - New Hope for Whales at IWC 55 (Source)

  187. 22 May 2003 - Turnagain, Canada - Gray whale's death remains a mystery after necropsy performed (Source)

  188. 23 May 2003 - Padre Island, USA - Whale dies despite help from a Marine Network (Source)

  189. 23 May 2003 - Sarasota, USA - Baby dolphin stranded in Georgia recovering in Panhandle (Source)

  190. 24 May 2003 - Lima, Peru - Illegal dealer of dolphin meat caught in the act in Lima, Peru (Source)

  191. 27 May 2003 - Studland - Uk Stranded Dolphins (Source)

  192. 28 May 2003 - Hutchinson Island, USA - 'Rescuers' of whale hurt effort to help the mammal (Source)

  193. 28 May 2003 - Constanta, Romania - Death of 10 dolphins under investigation (Source)

  194. 28 May 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Keiko Is Oldest But Not So Old (Source)

  195. 28 May 2003 - Algeria - Algerians flock to see whale (Source)

  196. 29 May 2003 - Vancouver, Canada - Scientists decide not to reunite whale with its pod (Source)

  197. 31 May 2003 - Ma' Alaea, Hawaii - Beached dolphin on Maui snubs rescue efforts (Source)

  198. 01 Jun 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Whaling and Japan (Source)

  199. 05 Jun 2003 8:28:24 EST - Volunteers Nurse Whales in Fla. Keys (Associated Press)
    At a swimming hole some 30 miles north of Key West, volunteers tend day and night to five ailing pilot whales who stranded themselves for reasons unknown.(Source)

  200. 06 Jun 2003 2:41:42 EST - Caribbean Conservation Association Partners with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (U.S. Newswire)
    The regional environmental organization, the Caribbean Conservation Association (CCA), recently entered into a partnership agreement with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW, http://www.ifaw.org) to initiate a program aimed at the protection and conservation of marine habitats and marine life across the Caribbean region. An important focus of the partnership surrounds joint efforts to protect coastal and marine habitats in the region and to promote eco-tourism development and other sustainable livelihood opportunities. (Source)

  201. 06 Jun 2003 2:41:45 EST - Haunting 'Whale Rider' revisits a timeless legend (USA TODAY)
    In the moving, dreamily paced Whale Rider, a girl who dares to challenge the tradition-bound status quo in her coastal village emerges a leader of her Maori tribe, the Polynesian people native to New Zealand.(Source)

  202. 07 Jun 2003 4:05:41 EST - 'Whale Rider' Showcases Maori Community (Associated Press)
    Keisha Castle-Hughes dissolved into giggles after admitting she'd never heard the Maori legend of the Whale Rider until she auditioned for the lead role in a film based on the story.(Source)

  203. 08 Jun 2003 - Singapore - Birth of the first pink dolphin in captivity (Source)

  204. 10 Jun 2003 2:47:40 EST - IFAW: Commercial Whaling at Crossroads on Eve of IWC Meeting (U.S. Newswire)
    On the eve of the 55th annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to be held next week in Berlin, Germany, more than 40 conservation groups are joining key governments in a push to strengthen the commission's conservation mandate. (Source)

  205. 11 Jun 2003 - Flaxafloi Bay, Iceland - Whale Of A Debate In Iceland (Source)

  206. 12 Jun 2003 4:23:16 EST - Opposing Whaling Is 'Bad' Environmentalism-Oslo (Reuters)
    Norway Wednesday defended its whale hunts but said it had scant hope of winning support at an international meeting next week for its policy on whaling.(Source)

  207. 12 Jun 2003 3:41:24 EST - Japan Threatens to Walk Out of Whaling Meeting (Reuters)
    Japan has threatened to walk out of a meeting of the International Whaling Commission next week if it approves a move to form a conservation panel, a fisheries official said Thursday.(Source)

  208. 13 Jun 2003 0:29:56 EST - 'Frank's Whales' Describes Efforts to Save North Atlantic Right Whales (PR Newswire)
    Right now, 18 North Atlantic right whale mother and calf pairs have journeyed from northeast Florida's coastal waters to their New England feeding grounds.(Source)

  209. 13 Jun 2003 1:06:05 EST - 308,000 Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Killed in Fishing Gear Annually, New Study Shows (U.S. Newswire)
    Nearly 1,000 whales dolphins and porpoises (classified scientifically as cetaceans) drown every day when they become entangled in fishing gear, according to a new study submitted to the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Researchers from the United States and United Kingdom estimate that approximately 308,000 cetaceans are unintentionally drowned this way each year. (Source)

  210. 13 Jun 2003 0:05:12 EST - Fish Nets Threaten Whale Species, WWF Seeks Action (Reuters)
    Around 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises die each year when they become entangled in nets designed to catch fish, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Friday.(Source)

  211. 15 Jun 2003 1:30:08 EST - Conservation Motion Tops Bill at Whaling Body Meet (Reuters)
    The annual clash of pro and anti-whaling nations begins in Berlin Monday when ecology groups hope the stalemate can be broken to agree a resolution they say will help protect endangered whales.(Source)

  212. 15 Jun 2003 - London, UK - Whales Face New Bloodbath if Japan Wins Hunting Vote (Source)

  213. 16 Jun 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Scientists Condemn "Scientific" Whaling (Source)

  214. 16 Jun 2003 - Washington DC - Sonar Issue Heads for Federal Court Showdown (Source)

  215. 16 Jun 2003 - Washington DC - Ocean Fisheries Killing Mammals (Source)

  216. 16 Jun 2003 9:23:11 EST - Global Whaling Meeting Opens With Clash (Associated Press)
    The International Whaling Commission opened its annual meeting Monday under the threat of a Japanese walkout if the group adopts a measure designed to improve whale protection.(Source)

  217. 16 Jun 2003 2:12:32 EST - Germany Hosts Whaling Meet, Calls for Conservation (Reuters)
    Germany opened the annual meeting of the deeply divided International Whaling Commission (IWC) Monday, urging it to adopt a motion ecology groups say will help preserve whales and dolphins for future generations.(Source)

  218. 16 Jun 2003 2:35:15 EST - Study: Nets Drown 1,000 Cetaceans Daily (Associated Press)
    Nearly 1,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises drown every day after becoming tangled in fishing nets and other equipment, scientists say in what appears to be the first global estimate of the problem.(Source)

  219. 16 Jun 2003 2:38:43 EST - Would-Be Rescuer Feared Killed by Whale Tail Blow (Reuters)
    A New Zealand man trying to free a 50 foot humpback whale ensnared in lobster pot ropes is missing and presumed dead after being hit by the whale's tail, police said Monday.(Source)

  220. 16 Jun 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Scientists Condemn "Scientific" Whaling (Source)

  221. 16 Jun 2003 - Washington DC - Sonar Issue Heads for Federal Court Showdown (Source)

  222. 16 Jun 2003 - Washington DC - Ocean Fisheries Killing Mammals (Source)

  223. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Kemp Hails Adoption of Berlin Initiative for Conservation of Whales (Source)

  224. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 - Kaikaura, NZ - Diver lost trying to free trapped whale (Source)

  225. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 - London, UK - Bradshaw Welcomes Progress on Whale Conservation (Source)

  226. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 4:09:56 EST - Angry Japan Could Quit Whaling Body, Official Says (Reuters)
    Japan's withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) cannot be ruled out after it was angered by the group's vote to do more to protect whales and other marine mammals, a fisheries official said on Tuesday.(Source)

  227. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 0:26:33 EST - Japan Fights Whale Conservation Measure (Associated Press)
    The International Whaling Commission opened its annual meeting Monday under the threat of a Japanese walkout if the group adopts a hotly contested measure designed to improve whale protection.(Source)

  228. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 3:55:40 EST - Panel Backs Stronger Whale Protection (Associated Press)
    The International Whaling Commission voted Monday to improve efforts to protect whales, adopting a measure aimed at "strengthening the conservation agenda" over the objections of Japan and other pro-whaling nations.(Source)

  229. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 8:32:35 EST - Japan Says Regrets Whaling Decision, May Quit IWC (Reuters)
    Japan, one of the world's biggest consumers of whale meat, said on Tuesday it had not yet decided whether to quit the International Whaling Commission over new moves to protect marine mammals but was considering all options.(Source)

  230. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 9:50:19 EST - Japan Boycotts Whaling Meet After Conservation Vote (Reuters)
    Japan launched a partial boycott of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting on Tuesday after anti-whaling nations backed protection measures that could tear the polarized organization apart.(Source)

  231. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 2:56:44 EST - New National Poll Shows U.S. Voters Strongly Against Commercial Whaling (U.S. Newswire)
    At a time when worldwide appreciation for whales has never been stronger, Japan and Norway are escalating their hunts for endangered whales and are seeking to re-open the international trade in whale meat despite heavy criticism from conservation groups worldwide, including the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW -- http://www.ifaw.org), and now U.S. voters. (Source)

  232. Fri, 17 Jun 2003 7:48:22 EST - World Whaling Body Turns to Conservation, Away from Sole Focus on Whaling (U.S. Newswire)
    After 55 years of focusing on whaling, the 47-member International Whaling Commission today voted to expand its mission to include conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises, the group of animals known broadly as cetaceans. By a vote of 25-20, the body voted to expand the organization's focus to the full range of conservation threats to the ocean's largest animals. (Source)

  233. Fri, 18 Jun 2003 - Berlin, Germany - Vote-buying sabotages South Pacific whale sanctuary (Source)

  234. Fri, 18 Jun 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Support for South Pacific Whale Sanctuary Maintained (Source)

  235. Fri, 18 Jun 2003 - Sydney, Aust. - Saving the Whale, Again (Source)

  236. Fri, 18 Jun 2003 6:25:37 EST - Whaling Commission Nixes New Sanctuaries (Associated Press)
    Anti-whaling nations failed Tuesday in an attempt to establish two new ocean sanctuaries for the giant mammals, falling short of the three-quarters vote required.(Source)

  237. Fri, 19 Jun 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Conserve not Kill Whales the Message from IWC 2003 (Source)

  238. Fri, 19 Jun 2003 - Auckland, NZ - Progress on whale conservation in jeopardy (Source)

  239. Fri, 19 Jun 2003 - Berlin, Germany - Whales Win No Sanctuary from Acrimonious Commission (Source)

  240. Fri, 19 Jun 2003 1:55:50 EST - Dead Porpoises Disrupt Berlin Whaling Meeting (Reuters)
    Greenpeace activists stretchered three dead porpoises to the site of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Thursday, disrupting the meeting to highlight the threats marine mammals face.(Source)

  241. Fri, 19 Jun 2003 2:36:28 EST - Japan Bid to Resume Whaling Blocked (Associated Press)
    Anti-whaling nations blocked a Japanese request Wednesday to resume commercial whaling, calling for more research into stocks before any easing of a 17-year international ban.(Source)

  242. Fri, 19 Jun 2003 5:35:52 EST - Japan Angry at IWC After Whaling Plans Blocked (Reuters)
    Japan voiced its disgust at the International Whaling Commission Wednesday after anti-whaling nations blocked bids to restart commercial whaling but stopped short of a walkout that could tear the divided world body apart.(Source)

  243. Fri, 19 Jun 2003 8:35:46 EST - Japan's Bid to Resume Whaling Blocked (Associated Press)
    Anti-whaling nations blocked Japanese requests Wednesday to resume commercial whaling, calling for more research into stocks before any easing of a 17-year international ban.(Source)

  244. Fri, 19 Jun 2003 0:16:08 EST - Whale Watchers Demand Voice at World Whaling Body (Reuters)
    Whale watchers say their industry, now worth over $1.5 billion per year, has come of age, and want recognition at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) -- to the consternation of whaling nations.(Source)

  245. Fri, 20 Jun 2003 - Mauritania - Mass deaths of dolphins and turtles on Mauritanian beaches (Source)

  246. Fri, 20 Jun 2003 - Berlin Germany - Whales seen safer after Berlin whaling summit (Source)

  247. Fri, 20 Jun 2003 - Berlin, Germany - Whale watchers demand voice at world whaling body (Source)

  248. Fri, 20 Jun 2003 - Berlin, Germany - Dead porpoises disrupt Berlin whaling meeting (Source)

  249. Fri, 20 Jun 2003 2:22:08 EST - Japan Looks to Resume Whale Hunts (Associated Press)
    Japan said Thursday it would look for ways to resume the commercial hunting of whales as it accused the United States of worsening a rift among nations on the international commission established to regulate whaling.(Source)

  250. Fri, 20 Jun 2003 0:35:57 EST - Whales Seen Safer After Berlin Whaling Summit (Reuters)
    The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission drew to a close on Thursday having agreed steps ecologists say will make the seas safer for the threatened giants, to the disgust of whaling nations.(Source)

  251. Fri, 21 Jun 2003 3:56:42 EST - Whaling Commission Adopts First Ever Bycatch Figure for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises Reports WWF; Photos, B-roll Available (U.S. Newswire)
    The International Whaling Commission (IWC) has adopted the first global estimate ever done of whale, dolphin and porpoise deaths from entanglement in fishing gear, also known as bycatch, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) reported today. (Source)

  252. Fri, 22 Jun 2003 - London, UK - Hopes rise for Europe's sea life (Source)

  253. Fri, 23 Jun 2003 - Taknes Bay, - Keiko once again takes to the open waters (Source)

  254. Fri, 24 Jun 2003 - London, UK - Dolphins die due to 'reckless driving' (Source)

  255. Fri, 24 Jun 2003 3:32:40 EST - Shipping Lanes Moved to Protect Right Whales; Move is a First For Endangered Species Protection Says WWF (U.S. Newswire)
    To better protect some of the world's most endangered whales from collisions with ships, Canadian authorities are changing the shipping lanes in the Bay of Fundy beginning July 1. The move marks the first time shipping lanes have been altered to protect an endangered species. Over the last decade, ship collisions have been responsible for about 40 percent of all known North Atlantic right whale deaths. (Source)

  256. Fri, 25 Jun 2003 - Fort Pierce, - Human, Marine Mammal Doctors Investigate Whale Disease (Source)

  257. Fri, 25 Jun 2003 - Taknes Bay, - Beasts and Men (Source)

  258. Fri, 25 Jun 2003 6:25:42 EST - Pacific Salmon Runs Proving to be the Best in Thirty Years (PR Newswire)
    West Coast Resorts and the Pacific Salmon Foundation hosted the annual Salmon Masters Tournament on May 25, 2003. Forty-four contestants from Canada and the United States came to Whale Channel, British Columbia to fish for the legendary Kitimat White Chinook Salmon.(Source)

  259. Fri, 27 Jun 2003 1:35:47 EST - Whale Swims Up River in U.S., Heads Back to Sea (Reuters)
    An adventurous gray whale that had found its way several miles up a river north of Seattle appears to have turned round and found its way back to the ocean, wildlife officials said on Thursday.(Source)

  260. Fri, 29 Jun 2003 - Taknes Bay, - Visiting Keiko in Taknes Bay (Source)

  261. Fri, 29 Jun 2003 - Friday Harbour, - Dead porpoise and Baird's whale show evidence of hemorrhagic trauma (Source)

  262. Fri, 30 Jun 2003 - Halifax, Canada - Author dispels Moby Dick myths in study (Source)

  263. 01 Jul 2003 - Berlin, Germany - Saving the Whales, Again (Source)

  264. 02 Jul 2003 - Seattle, USA - Porpoise Test Fuels Sonar Fears (Source)

  265. 05 Jul 2003 - Niagra Falls, Canada - Marineland's beluga breeding program bearing fruit (Source)

  266. 07 Jul 2003 - Honiara, Solomon Islands. - Captured dolphins in Solomon Islands!! (Source)

  267. 11 Jul 2003 - Nootka Sound, Canada - Luna the Orca Target of Attack (Source)

  268. 11 Jul 2003 - Brisbane, Aust. - Thar he blows: Moby the white whale (Source)

  269. 11 Jul 2003 - Chile - Science's Final Word: Not a Blob but Blubber (Source)

  270. 11 Jul 2003 - Boston, USA - Massive, Violent Dolphin Hunt (Source)

  271. 15 Jul 2003 - Adelaide, Aust. - Rescue Team Saves Twinkle (Source)

  272. 16 Jul 2003 - Washington, USA - Navy exempted from sonar limits (Source)

  273. 17 Jul 2003 - Canberra, Aust. _ Kemp Acts to Stop Illegal Trade in Dolphin - (Source)

  274. 18 Jul 2003 - Big Pine Key, USA - NOAA Fisheries Intent To Release Pilot Whales (Source)

  275. 18 Jul 2003 - San Diego, USA - Bottlenose dolphins bred using new procedure, SeaWorld says (Source)

  276. Sat, 19 Jul 2003 12:01:12 EST - First-Ever Study Is Fascinating Look at Lives of Open Ocean Dolphins
    A first-of-its-kind scientific study of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in the waters off Bermuda is already yielding new information about this marine mammal species and its range of adaptations to a wide variety of habitats, from shallow bays to deep ocean waters. (Source)

  277. 21 Jul 2003 - Honiara, Solomon Islands - Plane Arrives to Carry Captured Solomons Dolphins (Source)

  278. Tue, 22 Jul 2003 00:02:30 EST - CEMEX Owned Amusement Park Parque Nizuc Exploits Wild Dolphins as Chaos and War Continues in the Solomon Islands
    t least 200 dolphins have been purchased by CEMEX Mexico, using the cover of chaos and civil war in the Solomons Islands to avoid international laws. (Source)

  279. 23 Jul 2003 - Portland, USA - Keiko swims alone in Norway (Source)

  280. 23 Jul 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Keiko still prefers to swim alone (Source)

  281. 24 Jul 2003 - Washington DC. - Study Shows Extent of Whale Slaughter (Source)

  282. 24 Jul 2003 - Cancun, Mexico - Shipment of Wild Dolphins to Tourist Spot Angers Activists (Source)

  283. Thu, 24 Jul 2003 00:02:03 EST - Groups Blast Air Transfer of Dolphins
    hey arrived on the beach before dawn in blue plastic crates: twenty-eight dolphins that had been plucked from the high seas near the Solomon Islands, loaded on a cargo jet and flown to a Cancun, a half a world away. (Source)

  284. 25 Jul 2003 - Brussels, Belgium - 'Pingers' to protect porpoises and dolphins in Baltic (Source)

  285. 25 Jul 2003 - Rome, Italy - House approves Cetacean Protection Bill (Source)

  286. 25 Jul 2003 - Washington DC. - Genetic Studies Suggest Deep Drop in Whale Populations (Source)

  287. 25 Jul 2003 - North Atlantic - Pre-whaling numbers disputed (Source)

  288. 26 Jul 2003 - Bucharest - Romanian Police Find 40 Dead Black Sea Dolphins (Source)

  289. 27 Jul 2003 - Mexico City, Mexico - Dolphin from Solomon Islands dies in Mexico (Source)

  290. 27 Jul 2003 - Big Pine Keys, USA - Volunteers to help release 5 pilot whales (Source)

  291. 30 Jul 2003 - Woods Hole, USA - Marine experts investigate humpback whale carcasses (Source)

  292. 30 Jul 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Pressure to stop dolphin export (Source)

  293. 30 Jul 2003 - Berlin, Germany - Stray whale draws crowds (Source)

  294. Wed, 30 Jul 2003 12:02:26 EST - Dolphin From Solomon Isles Dies in Mexico
    exico's federal environmental agency confirmed Tuesday that one of 28 dolphins imported from the Solomon Islands to a Cancun aquatic park has died. (Source)

  295. 01 Aug 2003 - Yarmouth Port, USA - Whales deemed victims of red tide (Source)

  296. 01 Aug 2003 - henoko, Japan - Opponents to take Dugong case to U.S. Court (Source)

  297. 01 Aug 2003 - Brixton, UK - Rescuers battle to free dolphins (Source)

  298. 01 Aug 2003 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Dolphin faces surgery to remove tumor in mouth (Source)

  299. 01 Aug 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Serene Summer for Keiko (Source)

  300. 02 Aug 2003 - Yarmouth Port, USA - Spate of whale deaths puzzles researchers (Source)

  301. 03 Aug 2003 - Melbourne, Aust. - Researchers in Melbourne net dolphins for health probe (Source)

  302. 03 Aug 2003 - Washington, USA - U.N. to compile online global atlas of sea mammals (Source)

  303. 03 Aug 2003 - Jacksonville, USA - Manatees may get hearing tests (Source)

  304. 03 Aug 2003 - San Carlos, USA - Tucson conservation group attempts to save whale (Source)

  305. 04 Aug 2003 - Newport, USA - Dead whale washes ashore in Newport (Source)

  306. 04 Aug 2003 - Ottawa, Canada - Solomon Islands Dolphin Capture (Source)

  307. 04 Aug 2003 - Cape Cod, USA - Toxic algae suspected in whale death (Source)

  308. 05 Aug 2003 - Milford Haven, UK - Dangerous whale site warning (Source)

  309. 05 Aug 2003 - Virginia Beach, USA - Virginia Beach dolphin counts (going down?) (Source)

  310. 05 Aug 2003 - Wales Coast - Minke Whale still Caught in Net (Source)

  311. 05 Aug 2003 - Portsmouth, USA - Scientists probe mystery of whale deaths off New England (Source)

  312. 06 Aug 2003 - Fort Pierce, USA - Whale Beachings Linked to Mysterious Heart Defect (Source)

  313. 06 Aug 2003 - Reykjavik - Iceland Resumes Hunting Minke Whales (Source)

  314. 06 Aug 2003 - Washington, USA - Iceland to Begin Scientific Whaling (Source)

  315. 07 Aug 2003 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Three whale species face Iceland's harpoons (Source)

  316. 07 Aug 2003 - Gold River, Canada - Future of 'sad' orca presents dilemma (Source)

  317. 07 Aug 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Iceland to Begin Scientific Whaling Despite IWC Condemnation (Source)

  318. 08 Aug 2003 - Halifax, Canada - No sign of red tide in area where whales died off (Source)

  319. 08 Aug 2003 - Seattle, USA - Severe Trauma in Brain of a Harbor Porpoise (Source)

  320. 08 Aug 2003 - Indian River, USA - Dolphin research to begin in Carolina (Source)

  321. 10 Aug 2003 - Sydney, Aust. - Australia welcomes Mexican decision not to import more Solomons dolphins (Source)

  322. 10 Aug 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Australia Welcomes Mexican Decision on Dolphins (Source)

  323. 11 Aug 2003 - Seaside, USA - Two arrested trying to save beached whale in Oregon (Source)

  324. 11 Aug 2003 - San Juan Islands - Sonar tests linked to porpoise deaths (Source)

  325. 11 Aug 2003 - St Andrews, Canada - Video camera to monitor endangered right whales (Source)

  326. 11 Aug 2003 - Manama, Bahrain - Navy Dolphins Used As Sentinels in Gulf (Source)

  327. 11 Aug 2003 - Florida Keys, USA - Once-stranded Pilot Whales Released off Florida Keys (Source)

  328. Mon, 11 Aug 2003 23:57:26 EST - Five Stranded Whales Freed in Florida
    ive pilot whales that had stranded themselves in shallow water off the Florida Keys were swimming toward what scientists hope is a healthy future. (Source)

  329. 12 Aug 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Kemp to Reduce Impact of Plastic and Debris on Marine Wildlife (Source)

  330. 12 Aug 2003 - Bering Sea - Chemical spill threatens ecology of Bering Sea (Source)

  331. 12 Aug 2003 - Fort Stevens, USA - Biologists say they know why beached whale died Sunday (Source)

  332. 12 Aug 2003 - Reykjavik - Iceland to Resume Scientific Whaling (Source)

  333. Tue, 12 Aug 2003 11:57:03 EST - Navy Dolphins Used As Sentinels in Gulf
    he U.S. Navy has deployed highly trained dolphins to the region to help protect U.S. and coalition ships and piers against terrorist attacks by providing early warning of hostile swimmers. (Source)

  334. 13 Aug 2003 - Venice, USA - Red tide moves inland -- again (Source)

  335. 14 Aug 2003 - Boston, USA - Whale Deaths Puzzle Scientists (Source)

  336. 14 Aug 2003 - Melbourne, USA - Pygmy sperm whales calf washed ashore (Source)

  337. 14 Aug 2003 - Everet, USA - Capitive Orcas Spur Debate (Source)

  338. Thu, 14 Aug 2003 11:55:11 EST - Questions Surface Over Import of Dolphins to Mexico; IFAW Calls For Immediate Quarantine, Considers Legal Action
    The International Fund for Animal Welfare ( http://www.IFAW.org ) today called on the Government of Mexico to immediately place recently imported wild dolphins from the Solomon Islands in protective quarantine. IFAW also announced it is considering legal action based on information the group has collected over the last weeks, and the refusal thus far of the Mexican Government to respond to IFAW's request for documentation under the Freedom of Information Act. (Source)

  339. 15 Aug 2003 - Melbourne, USA - Whale Beached On Melbourne Coast Put To Sleep By Biologist (Source)

  340. 17 Aug 2003 - Kingston, Jamaica - War in Jamaica over dolphins (Source)

  341. 18 Aug 2003 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Whalers Go Empty Handed (Source)

  342. 18 Aug 2003 - Washindton DC, USA - Sidestepping Regulations (Source)

  343. 18 Aug 2003 - Lumut, Brunei - 2 dead baby whales found washed ashore in Lumut (Source)

  344. 18 Aug 2003 - Brisbane, Aust. - White Whale Hit by Boat (Source)

  345. 18 Aug 2003 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Whaling Boats Head Out (Source)

  346. 19 Aug 2003 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland's whale hunt 'scientific' (Source)

  347. 19 Aug 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - New Caledonia Acts to Provide Sanctuary for Whales (Source)

  348. Tue, 19 Aug 2003 23:57:33 EST - Iceland Whale Hunt Goes on Despite Protests
    celandic whalers were out hunting again on Tuesday, one day after their first catch in 14 years drew protests from environmentalist groups and prompted the United States to threaten sanctions. (Source)

  349. 20 Aug 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - 'Free Keiko' movement was misguided, says former veterinarian (Source)

  350. 20 Aug 2003 - Brisbane, Aust. - Whale crash-lands on family's holiday boat (Source)

  351. 20 Aug 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Despite efforts, Keiko doesn't want to be 'free' (Source)

  352. 21 Aug 2003 - Victoria, Canada - Mysterious whale carcass found (Source)

  353. 21 Aug 2003 - South Pacific - South Pacific Whale Sanctuary Increases (Source)

  354. 21 Aug 2003 - Victoria, Canada - Movie Orca may never be Accepted by Whale Pod (Source)

  355. 22 Aug 2003 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Icelandic Whalers Give Media the Slip (Source)

  356. 22 Aug 2003 - Woods Hole, Mass. - Dead whale samples reveal little information (Source)

  357. 22 Aug 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - 'Free Willy' whale won't return to the wild (Source)

  358. 25 Aug 2003 - Mexico City - Mexico Shuts Criticized Park After Dolphin Death (Source)

  359. 25 Aug 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Belugas hold surprises for experts (Source)

  360. 26 Aug 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Federal Court Restricts Global Deployment of Navy Sonar (Source)

  361. 26 Aug 2003 - Crescent Head, Aust. - Pilot whale rescue fails (Source)

  362. 26 Aug 2003 - Khatanga Bay, Russia - 17 white whales found dead (Source)

  363. Tue, 26 Aug 2003 23:57:02 EST - Mexico Shuts Criticized Park After Dolphin Death
    he Mexican government said on Monday it had closed an aquatic theme park in the resort of Cancun at the center of an international dispute over the trade in wild dolphins. (Source)

  364. 27 Aug 2003 - Palmetto, USA - Manatee protection hearing grows heated (Source)

  365. 27 Aug 2003 - Florida Keys, USA - Five Rescued Whales Swim To Freedom (Source)

  366. 27 Aug 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Judge Limits Navy Sonar Experiments (Source)

  367. 27 Aug 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Judge limits Navy's use of new sonar (Source)

  368. Wed, 27 Aug 2003 23:56:22 EST - Mexico Closes Dolphin Exhibit After Death
    he dolphin section of an aquatic park, which includes 27 dolphins from the Solomon Islands, has been temporarily closed following the death of a dolphin, officials said Tuesday. (Source)

  369. 28 Aug 2003 - London, UK - Where did the Mediterranean common dolphins go? (Source)

  370. 28 Aug 2003 - Solomon Islands - More dolphins caught off Solomon Islands, says group (Source)

  371. 28 Aug 2003 - Boston, USA - No War on Whales (Source)

  372. 28 Aug 2003 - Gulf of Maine, USA - Rules to protect right whales (Source)

  373. 28 Aug 2003 - Cancun, Mexico - 2nd Death of Mass-Captured Dolphins in Cancun Mexico (Source)

  374. 28 Aug 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Guards to Escort Suspected Fish Poacher to Australia (Source)

  375. 28 Aug 2003 - Oslo, Noreway - Keiko offered permanent residence in Norway (Source)

  376. 28 Aug 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Extreme tides strand dozens of belugas in Turnagain Arm (Source)

  377. 28 Aug 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Keiko Offered Permanent Residence (Source)

  378. 31 Aug 2003 - Cancun, Mexico - Death of captive dolphins sparks animal rights movement (Source)

  379. 31 Aug 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Dozens of belugas stranded by extreme Turnagain Arm tides (Source)

  380. 01 Sep 2003 - Shetland Islands - Tragic End to Dolphin Rescue Bid (Source)

  381. 01 Sep 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Keiko Boosts Fjord Community Population (Source)

  382. 03 Sep 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Mom jars salvaged whale for soldier son (Source)

  383. 03 Sep 2003 - Hawaii - Whale-ship collisions to be addressed (Source)

  384. 03 Sep 2003 - Anacortes, San Juan Islands - Transient orcas create a splash at Deception Pass (Source)

  385. 03 Sep 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Keiko not safe in Norway (Source)

  386. 03 Sep 2003 - Nootka Sound, Canada - Another Cut and more concern for Lost Orca (Source)

  387. 04 Sep 2003 - Kanohe, Hawaii - Health Improves for Rescued Whale (Source)

  388. 04 Sep 2003 - Junea, Alaska - Humpback whales create their own tools for feeding (Source)

  389. 05 Sep 2003 - Barnstable, Cape Cod - Saving whales, working with business community (Source)

  390. 05 Sep 2003 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Unique Whale Offer to Icelandic Government (Source)

  391. 06 Sep 2003 - Portleven, UK - Dolphin group is kept on course (Source)

  392. 06 Sep 2003 - Cornwall, UK - Revolutionary Device Helps Save Dolphins (Source)

  393. 07 Sep 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Keiko remains under human care in Norway (Source)

  394. 08 Sep 2003 - Shetland Islands - Shetland wildlife expert has whale of a time (Source)

  395. 09 Sep 2003 - San Antonio, USA - Dolphin born at SeaWorld conceived artificially (Source)

  396. 10 Sep 2003 - Brisbane, Aust. - Pentagon funding whale song study off Australia (Source)

  397. 10 Sep 2003 - New Bedford, USA - Sperm Whale Skeleton to Key Museum's Revamp of Core Exhibit (Source)

  398. 11 Sep 2003 - Futo, Japan - Japan's fishing coops begin annual slaughter of 20,000 dolphins (Source)

  399. 11 Sep 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - Australia Joins 21 Countries in Calling on Iceland to Recall its Whaling Fleet (Source)

  400. 12 Sep 2003 - London, UK - International protest over Iceland whaling (Source)

  401. 13 Sep 2003 - London, UK - New Device Alerts Dolphins To Fishing Nets (Source)

  402. 13 Sep 2003 - Grand Manan, Canada - Entangled humpback whale freed off N.B. (Source)

  403. 14 Sep 2003 - Honolulu, Hawaii - Boaters seek amnesty for collisions with whales (Source)

  404. 14 Sep 2003 - Sydney, Aust. - NSW to provide special protection for albino humpback (Source)

  405. 14 Sep 2003 - Torshavn, Faroe islands - Faroes' controversial whale hunt (Source)

  406. 14 Sep 2003 - Biddeford, USA - UNE professor gets grant to study whales (Source)

  407. 14 Sep 2003 - Grand Manan, Canada - Entangled humpback whale freed off New Brunswick (Source)

  408. 15 Sep 2003 - Iceland - Iceland: Whaling nation today, but for how long? (Source)

  409. 15 Sep 2003 - Durban, S.Africa - Agreement Signed On Migratory Species (Source)

  410. 16 Sep 2003 - Boston, USA - Rare sight graces South Sound waters (Source)

  411. 17 Sep 2003 - Lima, Peru - Dolphin slaughter in Peru continues (Source)

  412. 17 Sep 2003 - Magnetic Island - Whales at play in Island's Bays (Source)

  413. 17 Sep 2003 - Kanehoe, Hawaii - Second whale dies a month after its rescue (Source)

  414. 18 Sep 2003 - Miami, USA - Marine Patrol Makes Presence Known (Source)

  415. 18 Sep 2003 - Seattle, USA - Panel recommends moving stray orca; decision expected next week (Source)

  416. 18 Sep 2003 - Hermanus, S.Africa - Oops, what are the whales up to? (Source)

  417. 18 Sep 2003 - Peterborough, USA - Fossils of world's largest fish found near Peterborough (Source)

  418. 19 Sep 2003 - Piltun Zaliv, Russia - Russian Isle Balances Whales, Oil (Source)

  419. 22 Sep 2003 - Vancouver, Canada - Canada Mulls Family Reunion for Killer Whale (Source)

  420. 24 Sep 2003 - Bangkok, Thailand - Stranded rare dolphin dies (Source)

  421. 24 Sep 2003 - Oslo, Norway - Norway sets quota of 670 minke whales for 2004 hunt (Source)

  422. 25 Sep 2003 - Victoria, BC - Money to move lonely orca could come soon (Source)

  423. 25 Sep 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Hearing will explore effects of Navy sonar on marine life (Source)

  424. 25 Sep 2003 - Mangawhai Beach, NZ - Young Orca Rescued from Northland Beach (Source)

  425. 25 Sep 2003 - Perth, Aust. - Sperm whales strand on Australian reef (Source)

  426. 25 Sep 2003 - London, UK - North Sea fish have shrunk (Source)

  427. 25 Sep 2003 - Grants Pass, USA - Whaling may have doomed seals, otters (Source)

  428. 25 Sep 2003 - Port Elizabeth, S.Africa - E Cape whale to be euthanased (Source)

  429. 26 Sep 2003 - Sunday River, S.Africa - Whale put down with explosives (Source)

  430. 26 Sep 2003 - Sydney, Aust. - Man Questioned in Australia Over Mutilated Whale Carcass (Source)

  431. 29 Sep 2003 - Washington DC - Report Finds Dangerous Chemical Building Up In Marine Life and Arctic People (Source)

  432. 30 Sep 2003 - Washington DC - Don vs dugong: Rummy's new Okinawa woe (Source)

  433. 01 Oct 2003 - London, UK - Outrage as first orca is captured in Russian waters (Source)

  434. 02 Oct 2003 - Seattle, USA - State expert urges Navy to stop sonar tests (Source)

  435. 03 Oct 2003 - Seattle, USA - Canada finalizes plan to relocate Luna the killer whale (Source)

  436. 04 Oct 2003 - Parsons Beach, USA - Latest deaths of whales add to the mystery (Source)

  437. 04 Oct 2003 - London, UK - The Most Hated Man in Iceland! (Source)

  438. 06 Oct 2003 - Taiji, Japan - Japanese Police Arrest Eco-Activists Filming Dolphin Roundup (Source)

  439. 06 Oct 2003 - Seattle, USA - Wrangler hopes to help with wayward whale (Source)

  440. 08 Oct 2003 - London, UK - Sonic whale destruction (Source)

  441. 08 Oct 2003 - London. UK - Military sonar may give whales the bends (Source)

  442. 08 Oct 2003 - Johannesburg, S.Africa - Up close and personal with whales (Source)

  443. 09 Oct 2003 - Kennebunk, USA - Rare whale found on Parsons Beach (Source)

  444. 09 Oct 2003 - Fujisawa, Japan - Oldest whale held in captivity dies at Enoshima Aquarium (Source)

  445. 09 Oct 2003 - Halifax, Canada - Ship strike killed endangered whale (Source)

  446. 09 Oct 2003 - New York, USA - Sonar Is Linked to Whale Deaths (Source)

  447. 10 Oct 2003 - Seattle, USA - End of sonar use sought (Source)

  448. 10 Oct 2003 - Brisbane, Aust. - Whale-watch operator warns scallop farm threatens industry (Source)

  449. 10 Oct 2003 - Alaska - Media make whale-size exaggerations (Source)

  450. 10 Oct 2003 - Christchurch, NZ - Japan plans alternative whaling body (Source)

  451. 11 Oct 2003 - Seattle, USA - Luna to landlubbers: Leave me the heck alone (Source)

  452. 11 Oct 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Tokyo may set up rival whaling group (Source)

  453. 11 Oct 2003 - Sydney, Aust. - Great White Whale bobs up Down Under (Source)

  454. 12 Oct 2003 - Cape Town, S.Africa - Graphic evidence of whale's near miss (Source)

  455. 12 Oct 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Bowhead whale population rebounds (Source)

  456. 12 Oct 2003 - Brisbane, Aust. - White whale cruises Aussie coast (Source)

  457. 17 Oct 2003 - Eden, Aust - Eden Celebrates the Giants of the Sea (Source)

  458. 17 Oct 2003 - Eden, Aust - Eden Celebrates the Giants of the Sea (Source)

  459. 17 Oct 2003 - Melbourne, Aust - No Seismic Tests at Twelve Apostles (Source)

  460. 18 Oct 2003 - Chatan, Okinawa - Environmentalists Upset Over Sonar Plans (Source)

  461. 22 Oct 2003 - St Helena Bay, S.Africa - Mass stranding of whales and dolphins avoided (Source)

  462. 22 Oct 2003 - Bangkok, Thailand - Help arrives for stranded Thailand whale (Source)

  463. 23 Oct 2003 - Portland, USA - Sea poison: Natural toxin is found in dead whales (Source)

  464. 24 Oct 2003 - Dublin, Ireland - Vodafone to Link its Network to Dolphins (Source)

  465. 24 Oct 2003 - Karon Beach, Bangkok - Stranded rare dolphin dies (Source)

  466. 26 Oct 2003 - Oslo, Norway - Tourist worries for Iceland over whaling (Source)

  467. 27 Oct 2003 - Juneau, Alaska - State's bowhead whale population is increasing (Source)

  468. 27 Oct 2003 - New Smyrna Beach, USA - Beached pygmy sperm whale goes to SeaWorld (Source)

  469. 27 Oct 2003 - Taiji, Japan - Dolphin Slaughter Continues is Taiji, Japan (Source)

  470. 27 Oct 2003 - Portland, USA - Dead whales bring more attention to trawlers (Source)

  471. 28 Oct 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Agency seeks protection for orca group (Source)

  472. 29 Oct 2003 - Townsville, Aust. - Researcher probes dugong movements (Source)

  473. 29 Oct 2003 - Honiara, Solomon Is. - Report recommends against further live dolphin imports from Solomons (Source)

  474. 29 Oct 2003 - Hawaii, West - No more waiting on whales (Source)

  475. 30 Oct 2003 - Seattle, USA - Canada delays move of Luna the whale until spring (Source)

  476. 30 Oct 2003 - Taiji, Japan - Dolphin killers spark outrage (Source)

  477. 03 Nov 2003 - London, UK - MPS to Hear Evidence of Dolphin Slaughter (Source)

  478. 05 Nov 2003 - Auckland, NZ - NZ's marine mammals worse off than realised (Source)

  479. 05 Nov 2003 - Honiara, Solomon Is. - Solomons chiefs express concern over captive dolphins welfare (Source)

  480. 06 Nov 2003 - Warrnambool, Aust. - Blow-in pays a late visit (Source)

  481. 06 Nov 2003 - Washington DC - Statement on the Backroom Deal on Environmental Exemptions (Source)

  482. 07 Nov 2003 - Washington DC - Military wins congressional approval of environmental exemptions (Source)

  483. 07 Nov 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Japan to catch 400 whales (Source)

  484. 07 Nov 2003 - San Francisco, USA - Congress is Poised to Gut Key Wildlife Laws, Including Whale Protections! (Source)

  485. 09 Nov 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Whale killers threaten campaigners (Source)

  486. 10 Nov 2003 - Monterey Bay, USA - The Mystery Whale (Source)

  487. 10 Nov 2003 - Warrnambool, Aust. - Woodside claims whale safe from seismic work (Source)

  488. 10 Nov 2003 - Washington DC - President Bush Declares War On Whales and Dolphins (Source)

  489. 10 Nov 2003 - Seattle, USA - Marine life, national security at issue as Navy trains with new sonar system (Source)

  490. 12 Nov 2003 - Washington DC - Senate Approves $401.3B Defense Bill (Source)

  491. 12 Nov 2003 - Canberra, Aust. - "Scientific" Whalers Defy International Opinion (Source)

  492. 13 Nov 2003 - Halifax, Canada - Scientists warn of possible harm to marine life from seismic testing (Source)

  493. 13 Nov 2003 - Auckland, NZ - Dolphin species could die out says expert (Source)

  494. 15 Nov 2003 - Peterborough, Aust - Crown of Thorns topples from rocky throne (Source)

  495. 15 Nov 2003 - Auckland, NZ - Dozen sperm whales to be buried in sand dunes (Source)

  496. 17 Nov 2003 - Hamilton, USA - Bermuda Denies U.S. Seismic Permit for Marine Mammals' Sake (Source)

  497. 17 Nov 2003 - Sequl - Rumsfeld defends use of sonar to Okinawans (Source)

  498. 18 Nov 2003 - Auckland, NZ - Whale jawbone thief faces big fine (Source)

  499. 19 Nov 2003 - Tokyo, Japan - Scientists find new whale species (Source)

  500. 19 Nov 2003 - Taiji, Japan - Conservationists arrested for releasing dolphins (Source)

  501. 20 Nov 2003 - London, UK - Mediterranean dolphins' net peril (Source)

  502. 20 Nov 2003 - Streaky Bay, Aust. - Surfers warned of shark danger (Source)

  503. 21 Nov 2003 - Sunset Beach, USA - Rescued Whale Dies on Its Way to SeaWorld (Source)

  504. 25 Nov 2003 - Marigot, St.Martin - 36 Beached Whales Die in St. Martin (Source)

  505. 25 Nov 2003 - Hobart, Tasmania - More than 100 whales die in mass beaching in Australia (Source)

  506. 25 Nov 2003 - Hobart, Tasmania - 110 whales found dead (Source)

  507. 26 Nov 2003 - Hobart, Tasmania - Experts study bite marks on beached whales (Source)

  508. 26 Nov 2003 - Washington DC - Whale births linked with climate (Source)

  509. 26 Nov 2003 - Tasmania - Predator theory for whale mass stranding (Source)

  510. 28 Nov 2003 - Whyalla, S.Australia - Dolphin rescued (Source)

  511. 29 Nov 2003 - Morton, UK - Monster Find on Banks of Trent (Source)

  512. 29 Nov 2003 - Tasmania - Whale stranding on Flinders Island (Source)

  513. 01 Dec 2003 - Flinders Is, Aust. - Scientists search for clues on whale stranding (Source)

  514. 03 Dec 2003 - London, UK - Whales Drawn to Emergency Sirens (Source)

  515. 06 Dec 2003 - Sydney, Aust.- Man-made hazards to blame in theory over whale strandings - (Source)

  516. 06 Dec 2003 - Tasmania, Aust. - Searching for clues to whale strandings (Source)

  517. 08 Dec 2003 - Halifax, Canada - Rare N.S. ecosystem moves closer to becoming second protected marine area (Source)

  518. 10 Dec 2003 - Seattle, USA - Indians can't whale without permit, further study (Source)

  519. 11 Dec 2003 - London, UK - Whale nursery discovered in Chile (Source)

  520. 11 Dec 2003 - Ann Arbor, USA - Beached humpback's frame travels 900 miles to U-M Museum (Source)

  521. 12 Dec 2003 - Abu Dhabi - Fund boost for dugong conservation (Source)

  522. 12 Dec 2003 - Tampa Bay, USA - Ailing Dolphin Celebrates Recovery (Source)

  523. 12 Dec 2003 - Oslo, Norway - Keiko the killer whale dies in Norway (Source)

  524. 12 Dec 2003 - Washington DC - Keiko, the Most Famous Whale in the World, Dies in Norway (Source)

  525. 13 Dec 2003 - Cornwall, UK - More Dolphins falll Victim to Trawlers (Source)

  526. 14 Dec 2003 - Anchorage, Alaska - Report casts killer whales as villains of seas (Source)

  527. 15 Dec 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Keiko secretly buried on shore (Source)

  528. 15 Dec 2003 - Taknes Bay, Norway - Free Willy's Keiko dies of the flu (Source)

  529. 16 Dec 2003 - Hobart, Tas., - Scientists prepare for whale research expedition (Source)

  530. 19 Dec 2003 - Cornwall, UK, - Dolphin Superpod is Spotted off U.K. Coast (Source)

  531. 19 Dec 2003 - Oslo - Norway Bars Oil Drilling Off Lofoten Islands (Source)

  532. 20 Dec 2003 - Seattle, USA, - Midrange sonar testing linked to whale deaths (Source)

  533. 25 Dec 2003 - Oslo, Norway - "Free Willy" whale Keiko to get stone memorial< (Source)

  534. 25 Dec 2003 - Portland, USA - Thousands expected to watch for migrating whales along coast (Source)

  535. 27 Dec 2003 - Portland, USA - Gray whales begin yearly trek south< (Source)

  536. 29 Dec 2003 - Adelaide, Aust. - Bid to free trapped dolphin (Source)

  537. 30 Dec 2003 - Nashua, USA - Nashua's Scientific Solutions gets federal OK to test whale-finding sonar (Source)

  538. 31 Dec 2003 - Denpasar, Bali - Beached Whale Back To Sea Behind Bali Hotel (Source)


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