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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Free festival fun at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay is hosting its annual Really Wild Festival on 4th May, celebrating Scotland’s great outdoors and the fantastic array of wildlife and heritage that Spey Bay has to offer.

The free event will be jam packed full of family fun activities and feature a 7m climbing wall allowing kids, and adults, to see the spectacular views right across the Moray Firth. Family activities run by local charity, Wild things will also include dolphin watching, music, tours around the largest Icehouse in the UK, local food and craft stalls and much, much more. Visitors can even grab a free Starbucks coffee (limited supply).

The Festival runs from 10:30am – 4:30pm with events on offer both indoors and out. A Blue Whale Race, guided walks and a BBQ will also feature. Find out more on the Scottish Dolphin Centre website.