This is a guest blog by WDC long-term volunteer, Pam Styles. Pam has been helping us run our education pilot project in South Wales. She has visited a number of schools already and has been impressed by the enthusiasm the children
WDC has recently been visiting schools in South Wales helping children learn about whales and dolphins and their ocean homes. Do whales have belly buttons? Can dolphins talk to whales? Do they get stung when they eat jellyfish? Can a dolphin die if it eats a balloon or bag? Can a baby dolphin drown if it gets tired?
Last month, we reported on the devastating death of Jun Jun, a female captive beluga whale at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, who was part of our project to develop the world’s first sanctuary for belugas.
This week WDC was proud to co-host an event in the European Parliament in Brussels.
More than 200 scientists from more than 30 countries recently gathered together at the 67a Scientific Committee (SC) meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The meeting took place in Bled, Slovenia from May 9th to 21st.
Georgia Aquarium recently announced the pregnancy of a young beluga whale held at their facility. Qinu, just shy of 10 years old, was born in 2008 at SeaWorld San Antonio, and is expected to give birth to her first calf in late fall. The last beluga calf born at the Georgia Aquarium died after less than a month, and
More than 105,000 people responded to our call for the EU to ban the transit of whale meat through its ports. If you were one of them – thank you!
At the end of May WDC, its Shorewatch volunteers and our friends at the Sea Watch Foundation attended the annual Orca Watch week in Caithness, Scotland.
I’m delighted to introduce our third guest blog from supporter, Oliver Dirr, who has been travelling round the world, watching whales and sharing his best experiences with us! Read on for his account of the ten things he and his wife learned on their trip to Greenland.