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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,...
Orcas at the seabed

The secrets of orca beach life

Rubbing on smooth pebbles is a generations-old cultural tradition for a particular group of orcas...

White Whales Soar through Open Waters

Though belugas are known as the true “white whales,” they are not completely white – the edges of their flippers and tail flukes are actually dark.  As they age, their flukes grow more ornate and curved, and in mature males their pectoral fins may curl up at the tips.  These fins are broad, short, and paddle-like on belugas, acting like rudders to control movement through the water and giving belugas remarkable agility in shallow waters.

This week, help WDC ask Southwest Airlines to protect the “wingtips” of these wild belugas: “Say NO to sponsoring the Georgia Aquarium! Wild Russian belugas should not be captive in US tanks. Southwest, help protect the spirit of these wild belugas!

Thank you for your support in keeping belugas safe and free. Check back next week for a new beluga fact & another action alert!