Watching whales in the wild is a wonderful alternative to seeing whales and dolphins in captivity – nothing compares to seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Captivity is not only extremely harmful and detrimental to whales and dolphins, but also does a disservice to the people who experience these wonderful beings
Arguably more than anything else, photo-identification, or “photo-ID,” opened the door to our appreciation of whales and dolphins as individuals.
The appeal by Georgia Aquarium to overturn and invalidate the decision to deny its request for a permit to import 18 beluga whales from Russia is officially closed.
We are very fortunate to have such a beautiful beach here at Spey Bay (the largest shingle beach in all of Scotland in fact!), but sadly like many other beaches up and down the coastline marine litter is constantly washing up on shore.
Just to let you know that I'm off on a weeks break from today - I spotted Sundance alongside Kesslet this morning in the Kessock Channel which was a real surprise as he hasn't been in here much over the season. Anyway - must dive off and pack.
WDC Adopt a Dolphin star "Kesslet" turns 21 years old this month. She was born in 1994 and sadly when she was only four years old her mother, Kess died. She is a great, resourceful character and in 2007 she gave birth to her first offspring, Charlie, who is on the left of the photo below with Kesslet leaping over the top of one of Charlies buddies called Yoda.
The limitations of current regulation of ocean noise, particularly noise generated during seismic surveys were exposed in a recent paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and Environment by Dr. Nowacek and colleagues. They wrote of the need of a new paradigm to address the impacts of noise pollution on marine habitats and life.