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Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for...
Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso's dolphins by sending us their...
Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

Talking crap and carcasses to protect our planet

We know we need to save the whale to save the world because they are...
Fin whales are targeted by Icelandic whalers

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...

Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

People often ask me 'why' whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I'm a...
A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 species of whales and dolphins, from the...
Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) Gulf of California. The tail of a sperm whale.

To protect whales, we must stop ignoring the high seas

Almost two-thirds of the ocean, or 95% of the habitable space on Earth, are sloshing...
WDC team at UN Ocean conference

Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...

WDC is hosting our inaugural Race to Save a Species 5k and Fun Run!

Join the Race to Save a Species on May 4th in America’s Hometown. We are proud to present a 5K beginning and ending at Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

The Race to Save a Species will benefit WDC’s ACT RIGHT NOW campaign to increase protections for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. So come run for right whales and help save this iconic species from extinction! We are looking forward to bringing the community together for a day of fun and education while rallying around critical protection for this endangered species. Directly after the race, we will be throwing a WHALE AWARENESS DAY PARTY inside Memorial Hall with live music, table after table of educational whale activities, raffles, and our life-sized inflatable right whale,Delilah.

Delilah was actually built to the specifications of a real North Atlantic right whale who was killed by a vessel strike, one of the largest threats to the survival of the species. You can go inside Delilah like the children in the video below. This Whale Awareness Day Party is open to everyone, even if you are not participating in the race. So stop by and become Whale Aware.
The race, begins at 9 am and takes you along beautiful and historic Plymouth waterfront and main street . It’s great race for beginner runners or walkers.  There is also a half-mile fun run for children with prizes for all fun-run child participants.

You can register for the 5k and Fun Run online. Prices are $25 for adults and $10 under 14. Also, all participants that register before April 26th will be entered in a raffle to win a WDC whale adoption!

Bring your family and friends for a fun morning and help save the North Atlantic right whale from extinction. We hope to see you there!