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tins of whale meat

How Japan’s whaling industry is trying to convince people to eat whales

Japan's hunters kill hundreds of whales every year despite the fact that hardly anyone in...
Common dolphins © Christopher Swann

Did you know dolphins have personalities?

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Microplastics on beach

Blue whales and the menace of microplastics – how we’ll solve this problem

Our love affair with plastic began in the 1950s when it revolutionised manufacturing. But what...
A dolphin called Arnie with his shell.

Dolphins catch fish using giant shell tools

In Shark Bay, Australia, two groups of dolphins have figured out how to use tools...
Common dolphins at surface

Did you know that dolphins have unique personalities?

We all have personalities, and between the work Christmas party and your family get-together, perhaps...
Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

We know we need to save the whale to save the world. Now we are...
Holly. Image: Miray Campbell

Meet Holly, she’s an incredible orca leader

Let me tell you the story of an awe-inspiring orca with a fascinating family story...
The Last Whale

The Last Whale – your chance to win a copy of new book

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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!