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

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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

Must the show go on? Loro Parque loses an orca

It is with great sadness that WDC learns about the death of the ten-month old orca known as Vicky at Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain....

Few cheer as Icelandic fin whalers embark on their bloody mission

  Late last night, I sat at my kitchen table monitoring Icelandic vessel traffic online – a vigil made somewhat less lonely by the knowledge...

Former WDC international director of science awarded OBE

Former WDC international director of science, Mark Simmonds has been awarded the Order of British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. The award, announced...
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.