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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...
We need whale poo ? WDC NA

Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
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...

Exploring the world of whales with children 5000 miles away

Mission accomplished…A few days ago we successfully gave our first whale and dolphin presentation to pupils living on another continent.

We’ve been experimenting with Skype as a way of connecting with children across the world, many of whom live nowhere near the sea and might never be lucky enough to see a whales or dolphin in the wild.

Skype presentationOur first session was with a class of children at a school in Texas, approximately 5000 miles away from our meeting room in Chippenham, UK. After a little bit of trouble with a slightly blurred picture and dodgy sound everything fell into place and we spent almost an hour talking to them and answering a list of questions that they had been preparing over the past month in anticipation of the lesson.

They were a brilliant group of kids – very well behaved, attentive and interested. They’d obviously worked hard researching the subject before we Skyped, and they very much deserved the Dolphin Diplomas we sent them at the end of the day.

Schools are able to open the world up to children like never before; just take a look at what’s available through Skype in the classroom and be inspired to show them something new!