Iceland is set to resume commercial whaling in June after a two-year hiatus, arguing that the moratorium put in place by the international community was never intended to be an open-ended ban.
More than 400 whales have died on a beach in New Zealand.
Globally, a quarter of whale and dolphin species are endangered. Though South African dolphin populations are generally in good heath, the humpback dolphin is cause for concern.
Noise pollution, whether on land or under water, can affect animals in interesting – and not always positive – ways.