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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...
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...

Getting A Bit More Lively Sundance !

Despite a bitterly cold north-easterly wind, conditions at Chanonry Point yesterday were pretty much ideal for dolphin watching with a good incoming tide, nice sunshine, some migrating salmon and of course – a good active sub group of the resident Bottlenose dolphins. Amongst the fifteen or so that I counted were two of the WDC Adopt a Dolphin big males, Mischief and Sundance and while Mischief was taking it easy feasting on fresh salmon – his big buddy Sundance was getting a bit more energetic – showing some of the younger males just who is boss…

For a while there was a great deal of speeding around, chasing salmon and larking about with these big, powerful, wild and free dolphins showing the enthralled dolphin watchers just why they are the apex predators and why they must be protected for the future – why not Donate to help us help them? Thank You !