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Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

WDC’s Shorewatch work shortlisted for nature award

We are thrilled that our Shorewatch programme has been shortlisted in the Citizen Science category...
Image from one of the WDC Risso's dolphin research catalogues

Local community helps piece together Risso’s dolphin puzzle

Thousands of photographs from members of the public have been published today in two WDC...

Tesco joins new initiative to help protect whales and dolphins

Tesco, the UK's largest retailer has joined WDC, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), and the Royal Society...

Documentary reveals more unusual side to dolphin recreation

A new BBC series has revealed more interesting insights into how dolphins have fun. The new programme, Dolphins: Spy in the Pod, uses a fake sea turtle equipped with a camera to allow close up footage of dolphin behaviour in the wild.

One excerpt shows a group of dolphins nudging and chewing on a pufferfish, causing the fish to release its defensive toxins. They then pass the fish around, take in the toxins and appear to go into a trance-like state.

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