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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...

Nature book award for WDC field officer Charlie Phillips

Charlie Philiips book cover

On a Rising Tide, by WDC’s very own field officer, Charlie Phillips has been named the Scottish nature photography book of 2016.

It features almost 100 images alongside Charlie’s accounts and recollections of recording the bottlenose dolphins that live in the Moray Frith, Scotland over many years.

The biennial Scottish Nature Photography Awards celebrate nature, wildlife and landscape photography and Charlie, a former Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year winner, was thrilled to pick up the award.

 You can adopt one of the Moray Firth dolphins with WDC here. Charlies book is available to buy at the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre shop and online here