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WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation
About Whales and dolphins
Whales - meet the different species
Dolphins - meet the different species
Facts about whales
Facts about dolphins
Introduction to whale and dolphin species guide
Living alongside humans
Welcome to the world of whales and dolphins
WDC in Action
WDC working for whales and dolphins
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Discover over 80 types of Whales and Dolphins
Southern right whale
Mums and calves may be seen close to shore during winter months.
Australian snubfin dolphin
These small dolphins are found off Northern Australia.
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin
The dolphins in the Port River belong to this species.
Some humpback whales make the longest migration of any whale.
New Zealand dolphin (Hector's and Māui dolphin)
Highly endangered dolphin only found in New Zealand
The largest toothed whale and a deep diver
The largest creature to have lived on Earth.
What we are doing
Whaling results in the deaths of around 2000 whales each year.
Protecting the Port River Dolphins
Dr. Mike Bossley has been studying the resident group of bottlenose dolphins in Adelaide for over 25 years.
The Dolphin Watch Project
The Dolphin Watch project brings local schoolchildren together with dolphin researchers on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island.
Things you can do
Adopt a Port River dolphin
Adopt a dolphin today to support our work.
Whale and Dolphin Species Guide
Find out information about whales and dolphins in our comprehensive species
WDC Kids website
Information about whales and dolphins for kids.
Keep up-to-date with WDC views and opinions on news and issues from the wor
ID guide to Port River dolphins
Identify each dolphin in the Port River