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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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Paradise lost? Extraordinary encounters with sperm whales

Paradise lost? Extraordinary encounters with sperm whales

A magical sperm whale encounter One morning back in 2015,  in an ocean devoid of...
Whale watching not whale hunting

Whale watching not whale hunting

At WDC, we believe in offering positive alternatives. We don’t just say that captivity is...
Dolphins endure extreme suffering when captured from the wild

Dolphins endure extreme suffering when captured from the wild

It’s not just the dolphins who are killed or captured in Japan’s cruel hunts that...
A WDC supporter’s impression of Vancouver Aquarium

A WDC supporter’s impression of Vancouver Aquarium

David Yeadon is a WDC supporter who visited Vancouver Aquarium two years ago, when he...
How many New Zealand dolphins should there be and how high should we be setting our conservation goals?

How many New Zealand dolphins should there be and how high should we be setting our conservation goals?

Māui and Hector's dolphins (collectively known as New Zealand dolphins) are hurtling towards extinction because...
How we are working with communities to build a whale sanctuary

How we are working with communities to build a whale sanctuary

The beluga whale sanctuary is all about belugas, right? Yes of course it is, but wherever we work...
How do you fly two beluga whales half way around the world?

How do you fly two beluga whales half way around the world?

As you may well be aware, we are working with the SEA LIFE Trust to...
Orcas and belugas held in appalling ‘whale jail’

Orcas and belugas held in appalling ‘whale jail’

You may have read the stories about the so-called 'whale jail' in Russia. If you...
Collision With A Gray Whale Eliminates Yacht From Sailing Race

Collision With A Gray Whale Eliminates Yacht From Sailing Race

My work day today started with an email directing me to an article about a...
'What do we want? TO SAVE THE WHALES! When do we want it? NOW!'

'What do we want? TO SAVE THE WHALES! When do we want it? NOW!'

Last Saturday, I marched shoulder to shoulder with WDC colleagues as we braved the January...
Wow – orcas pay a surprise visit to Scotland’s Moray Firth!

Wow – orcas pay a surprise visit to Scotland’s Moray Firth!

What a Fin-tastic start to the year. Over the festive period, a few dorsal fins...
Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

On 26 December 2018, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission...