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WDC team at UN Ocean conference

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

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Humpback whale underwater

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Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

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Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

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Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

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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...

BBC schools’ radio programme talks dolphins

At WDC we welcome opportunities to talk to young audiences about whales and dolphins and the work that we do. When I was approached by the BBC to take part in a schools’ radio programme about the Moray Firth bottlenose dolphins in Scotland, I was very pleased to agree. We were joined by three pupils from a local primary school who asked some intriguing questions and were also lucky enough to spot some dolphins as we toured the Scottish Dolphin Centre and beach. Like many local children here, they had seen dolphins before, but there was still great excitement when they appeared in the Firth! 

Children looking for dolphins

Image copyright BBC

The programme is aimed at Scottish schools second level, and would be suitable for upper primary school children internationally. Listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0323dfx