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Posts by Katharina Khalife

NZ government options for dolphins will be a CATastrophe

The New Zealand government is attempting to use a parasite spread by cats as an excuse to deflect from its failure to protect two of the most threatened native dolphin species in the country. Māui and Hector’s dolphins have declined dramatically due to net fishing over the last 50 years. There are fewer than 60…

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Rare right whale song recorded for first time

Researchers in Alaska have documented the song of the North Pacific right whale. Most people know that humpback whales sing to each other, but now it turns out right whales have their own special songs as well. For the first time, marine biologists have recorded singing by the North Pacific right whale – one of…

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Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Cargolux delivers Little Grey and Little White safely to Iceland on their way to the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary. Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) are happy to confirm the safe arrival of two beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, after a 6,000 mile journey from China to Iceland.  Little Grey and Little White…

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Calling all science, technology, engineering and mathematics fans!

To celebrate World Oceans Day today, WDC’s partners Mercury Learning have released another of their hugely popular STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics book bundles in support of our work to keep whales and dolphins safe and free. The bundle includes a range of STEM-themed eBooks including titles on 3D printing and particle physics worth…

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A next-generation plastic that can be recycled again and again

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has designed a recyclable plastic. Like a Lego playset, it can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level. It can then be reassembled into a different shape, texture, and colour again and again without loss of performance or…

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Stranded whale had 6 kg of plastic inside their body

A dead sperm whale who washed up on a beach in Indonesia this week was found to have nearly 6kg of plastic inside their body. Whale Stranding Indonesia posted the news online, reporting that “soft plastic, hard plastic, plastic bags, plastic cups, bottled drinks, sandals and raffia” were among the items retrieved from the carcass.…

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Record-breaking donation boosts WDC’s work to end captivity

WDC is delighted to announce that it has received its largest corporate donation to-date of just under $680k from our friends at Humble Bundle following WDC’s nomination as Humble Bundle’s ‘charity of the month’ for August. The donation will be used to support our vital world to put an end to the cruel practice of…

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UK Fisheries Bill launched today

UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove announced a Fisheries Bill in Westminster that says it will ‘ensure that negative impacts of fishing activities on the marine ecosystem are minimised.’ The announcement states that the Bill will deliver on the UK government’s commitment to sustainable fishing and marine conservation. WDC is delighted that…

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