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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...

Exciting news for WDC dolphin adopters as two new calves are born

We are very excited to reveal the news that Rainbow and Kesslet, two of the WDC adoption programme bottlenose dolphins in Scotland have given birth to baby calves. 

WDC’s adopt a dolphin field officer, Charlie Phillips had been watching Kesslet’s son Charlie and some of his young mates prowling around Chanonry point in the Moray Firth recently when he received a phone call from colleagues the Dolphin Spirit Inverness tour boat owners.  They had spotted Kesslet with a tiny new baby in the nearby harbour.  

This is the newest dolphin baby Charlie had ever seen in all his years of watching dolphins – just a couple of hours old!  As you can see from the photo (below), Mum and baby are well. Over the next few days, the little one will start to develop a breathing pattern and will become more coordinated.

Just before news of Kesslet’s new baby emerged, we got word that another dolphin in the pod, Rainbow had also given birth to a new baby. This will be her fifth and above is a picture of her with her new calf, taken by Dave Jefferson.

Charlie will be keeping an eye out for both new-borns in the coming weeks.

We need your help to protect whales and dolphins from the threats they face each day. Why not adopt a dolphin with WDC today.