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Cetacean Conservation: They Need Our Help!

While the common bottlenose dolphin, such as Winter, is not considered a threatened species, there many threats exist that could potentially harm both Bottlenose Dolphins and other members of the Cetacea order.

The Office of Protected Resources lists threats to the Bottlenose as "incidental injury and mortality from fishing gear, such as gillnet, seine, trawl, and longline commercial and recreational operations. Other threats include exposure to pollutants and biotoxins as well as viral outbreaks. Direct harvest of bottlenose dolphins still exists in Japan and Taiwan."

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Cetacean Crisis

Endangered Species Act (ESA)

International Dolphin Conservation Programme

Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972

The American Cetacean Society

The Office of Protected Resources – Cetaceans: Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

World Wildlife Federation: Whales & Dolphins