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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

A Captain is Only as Good as His (or her, as the case may be) Crew

I have had my USCG 100-ton captains license for almost ten years which has provided me the opportunity to operate a boat around 50+ ton...

SeaWorld Loses Appeal

SeaWorld has failed to overturn a ruling that could mark the permanent end to trainers at its facilities in the US being able to work...

South Korea Scraps Plans To Go Whaling

South Korea's plans to resume whaling for so-called ‘scientific research’ have been scrapped. The hunts for minke whales in its coastal waters were revealed in...
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.