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Get regular updates with fascinating insights into the lives of the famous Port River dolphins…

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Latest news and blogs

Risso's dolphin at surface

My lucky number – 13 years studying amazing Risso’s dolphins

Everything we learn about the Risso's dolphins off the coast of Scotland amazes us and helps us argue for their protection. Every time I step...

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 Mammal Areas (IMMAs), from northern Mexico to the southern tip...
Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for many species, but fewer whales means fewer carcasses and that's...
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin

The Port River dolphins

Find out about these amazing creatures. They are one of the few dolphin populations living in an urban environment and face numerous threats to their survival.

Flippin' Awesome

Celebrating the wonderful world of whales & dolphins

Blue whale © Andrew Sutton

Species Guide

Australia is home to the largest creature on the planet, the blue whale, as well as dolphin species found nowhere else.

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About whales and dolphins

Whale and dolphins are superbly adapted for life in the marine environment.

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How we help whales & dolphins

WDC has 30 years experience of funding conservation projects in Australia and elsewhere.

Tahlequah with her new calf

Facts, figures, videos & more

Which whale is the biggest? The fastest dolphin? The deepest diver? Discover the record breakers.

Coordinated teams on a worldwide mission

We’re protecting whales and dolphins with a truly global effort. Our teams in the UK, USA, Australia and Germany work together.

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Our successes

We've had some major successes over the last 30 years, make a real difference for the lives of whales and dolphins in Australia and elsewhere.

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Annual Review

Read about what our supporters have helped us achieve for whales and dolphins during the past year.