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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
WDC's Ed Fox, Chris Butler-Stroud and Carla Boreham take a message from the ocean to parliament

Taking a message from the ocean to parliament

It's a sad fact that whales and dolphins don't vote in human elections, but I...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Tokitae in captivity

Talking to TUI – will they stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity?

Last Thursday I travelled to Berlin for a long-anticipated meeting with TUI senior executives. I...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...

My hat is off to SeaLife!

Emily Moss, WDC’s ACT RIGHT NOW Campaign Officer, comments on her recent trip to SeaLife and their work with WDC.

Going to the aquarium is an inspiring experience.  You get to see creatures you might never otherwise even know existed.  Good aquariums are successful in taking that inspiration a step further and making sure every visitor leaves with knowledge they didn’t have when they walked in.  Unfortunately, these experiences often come at a high price to the whales and dolphins held captive in aquariums.

At WDC, we are passionate about keeping whales and dolphins in their natural habitat and have been at the forefront of the anti-captivity movement.  SeaLife aquariums are a shining example of institutions that provide an exciting and interactive experience to their guests without participating in the trade and captivity of whales and dolphins. 

SeaLife also does a fantastic job keeping marine conservation at the forefront of their exhibits; SeaLife guests are given the information and the opportunity to get involved to help make our oceans safer places for the animals that call it home.

In this way, we have been very excited to have SeaLife Aquariums join us in the ACT RIGHT NOW campaign efforts.  They have been sharing our campaign message and petition cards with visitors and even made a fantastic video in support of the campaign!  

The goal of the Act Right Now campaign is to increase public awareness about the issues that face the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and to let people know how they can get involved to help.  Having SeaLife on board has helped us (WDC) share this information with thousands of people across the country; that kind of outreach is invaluable.  We have received Act Right Now petition from SeaLife visitors at their locations in Texas, Minnesota, San Diego, Kansas and Arizona- proving you don’t have to live on the coast to care about the health of our oceans or the survival of this species.  Everyone can be a part of making sure the North Atlantic right whale is around for future generations to admire.

Watch the video that SeaLife Arizona created with their young ambassadors to promote ACT RIGHT NOW.

 Be a part of the action: If you find yourself near a SeaLife aquarium, take your friends and family to check out all they have to offer and sign one of our petition cards!

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.