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Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Risso's dolphin entangled in fishing line and plastic bags - Andrew Sutton

The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

You've seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating...
Fin whale

Is this the beginning of the end for whaling off Iceland?

I'm feeling cautiously optimistic after Iceland's Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir wrote that there is little...
Mykines Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

Understanding whale and dolphin hunts in the Faroe Islands – why change is not easy

Most people in my home country of the Faroe Islands would like to see an...

Dolphin scientists look like you and me – citizen science in action

Our amazing volunteers have looked out for dolphins from the shores of Scotland more than...
Atlantic white-sided dolphins

The Faroes dolphin slaughter that sparked an outcry now brings hope

Since the slaughter of at least 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins at Skálafjørður in my home...
Fin whale

From managing commercial slaughter to saving the whale – the International Whaling Commission at 75

Governments come together under the auspices of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to make decisions...

The adventures of a young advocate

Here’s more on Miss V’s dedication to WDC and the day we got to meet this amazing young advocate…

Blog #3
Hi, I am back! Today I am going to talk about how I started my fundraiser at school.

First I showed my report to my teacher Mr. B. He said I should show it to the principal. When I did, the principal said he would ask the Student Council if we could do a fundraiser at the school. Then we waited for the Council’s reply.

When we got the results back we were thrilled! I asked Mr. B to help me with the fundraiser, he said YES! So we got all the things set up.  I told my friend Terri and she said she could get the whale- and dolphin-shaped cookie cutters. My mom and dad said they could help me bake. I also make really great chocolate candies that I could sell. And so we had a lot of baking ahead of us. Everything was piecing together!!

Meanwhile, my friends and family were sending me their donations. Then my GREAT parents surprised me by saying we could plan a trip to Plymouth, Massachusetts to visit WDC to deliver the money raised so far.



Blog #4 

When my Spring Break came along we went to Plymouth. I was so excited! We went to Plymouth Plantation and saw recreations of Pilgrim and Wampanoag villages. If you have a little time and want to see something cool, you should look into it. I loved Plymouth.

Then came the day when we would go to the WDC office!! I was kind of scared at first but once I got to know everyone I was nervous no longer. I met Sue, Karen, and Monica. Sue showed me pictures of all of the whales the they have spotted from their database. It was cool!! Karen told us about the Right Whale Project WDC is doing to save the Right Whales. Monica showed me a HUGE piece of baleen! It was a lot taller than me. While we were there, I delivered the donations from family and friends – which totaled $748.00! Everyone at the office was sooo nice!

When I grow up I want to work at WDC and help whales and dolphins. I think that would be the job for me! Check back soon to hear about the bake sale.