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Nearly 1000 humpbacks seen off southwestern Japan

Nearly 1000 humpbacks seen off southwestern Japan

Good news for whale watching operators and enthusiasts has emerged from Japan (a country normally...
Beluga whales prepare for June release into the world’s first open water sanctuary

Beluga whales prepare for June release into the world’s first open water sanctuary

We are pleased to announce that  two former captive Beluga whales, Little White and Little...
Success! Icelandic minke whale hunts end after years of WDC campaigning

Success! Icelandic minke whale hunts end after years of WDC campaigning

Following on from the news that Iceland’s fin whaling vessels will not be leaving port...
Positive whaling news emerges from Iceland

Positive whaling news emerges from Iceland

News emerging from Iceland indicates that the company behind Iceland’s fin whale hunts, Hvalur hf,...
Newer sonar technology still a threat to whales

Newer sonar technology still a threat to whales

A study into the effects of underwater sonar has revealed that newer technology is as...
Become a maths genius with the latest Mercury Mathematics Humble Bundle!

Become a maths genius with the latest Mercury Mathematics Humble Bundle!

Mischief catching fish. Photo by Charlie Phillips WDC adoption dolphin Mischief weighs approx. 450 kilos....
Are whales migrating huge distances for a skin makeover?

Are whales migrating huge distances for a skin makeover?

Tracking the movement of over 6o orcas in the coastal waters of Antarctica from 2009...
Solitary captive dolphin Honey dies

Solitary captive dolphin Honey dies

Reports from Dolphin Project state that a bottlenose dolphin named Honey, often described as the...
Marine protection work impacted by coronavirus

Marine protection work impacted by coronavirus

A large number of environmental monitoring projects have been placed on hold due to the...
Dolphins sync when they work together

Dolphins sync when they work together

A new study has shown male bottlenose dolphins synchronise (sync not sink) their physical and verbal...
No self-isolation for Norwegian whale hunters

No self-isolation for Norwegian whale hunters

Whilst the world adapts to self-isolation and the global issues around dealing with a pandemic,...
Russia to give orcas greater protection

Russia to give orcas greater protection

According to reports, Viktoria Abramchenko, the Deputy Prime Minister in Russia responsible for environmental affairs,...
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Bringing home the misery of orca captivity

Bringing home the misery of orca captivity

Emma Stallworthy and Caroline Willis spent much of 2019 as residential volunteers at our Scottish...
My wonderful week as a dolphin research volunteer

My wonderful week as a dolphin research volunteer

Joelle Davies has always wanted to join our research team in Wales on their annual...
Virgin Holidays drop SeaWorld – thanks for doing the right thing

Virgin Holidays drop SeaWorld – thanks for doing the right thing

As a campaigning organisation it can sometimes be frustrating to see the cogs of change...
New baby offers hope for endangered orca community

New baby offers hope for endangered orca community

On the morning of 30 May, off Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, an orca calf, complete...
What would you say to the remaining few North Atlantic right whales?

What would you say to the remaining few North Atlantic right whales?

North Atlantic right whales are on the brink of extinction. Fewer than 450 are left....
Whaling in Japan, who wins and who loses?

Whaling in Japan, who wins and who loses?

As the G20 global leaders meet in Japan, Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s CEO, Chris Butler-Stroud...
Icelandic fin whales win a reprieve this summer

Icelandic fin whales win a reprieve this summer

I can’t tell you how delighted I am at the news that fin whales will...
Extinction emergency – we need action right now to save New Zealand dolphins

Extinction emergency – we need action right now to save New Zealand dolphins

Every year on 8 June we celebrate World Oceans Day - a day when we’re...
How cigarette butts pollute the ocean and harm whales and dolphins

How cigarette butts pollute the ocean and harm whales and dolphins

Today is World No Tobacco Day and you could be forgiven for wondering what that’s...
How you fly two beluga whales home to the ocean

How you fly two beluga whales home to the ocean

Ahead of the relocation of Little White and Little Grey to the world’s first open...
Is a good outcome possible for the jailed whales in Russia?

Is a good outcome possible for the jailed whales in Russia?

It’s not often that we report good news from Russia about whales and dolphins. We...
Will Japan’s new emperor bring new hope for whales?

Will Japan’s new emperor bring new hope for whales?

This week, Japan's Emperor Akihito offered his formal abdication to the Japanese people and delivered...