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Risso's dolphin at surface

My lucky number – 13 years studying amazing Risso’s dolphins

Everything we learn about the Risso's dolphins off the coast of Scotland amazes us and...
Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for...
Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso's dolphins by sending us their...
Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

Talking crap and carcasses to protect our planet

We know we need to save the whale to save the world because they are...
Fin whale (balaenoptera physalus) Three fin whales Gulf of California.

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...

Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

People often ask me 'why' whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I'm a...
A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 species of whales and dolphins, from the...
Orca (ID171) breaches off the coast of Scotland © Steve Truluck.

Watching whales and dolphins in the wild can be life changing

Whales and dolphins are too intelligent, too large and too mobile to ever thrive in...

Watch out whalers – Breach is coming!

I’m delighted to say that Breach! – the independent film exposing the cruelty, arrogance and stupidity of Icelandic whaling activities which I blogged about recently – has reached its funding target meaning that it can now be completed and aired in Iceland and hopefully a host of other venues this summer!

I’ve spoken several times with Jonny Zwick, the Los Angeles-based writer, director and film-maker and each time, I’ve been impressed by his commitment to making this film a reality and getting it ‘out there’  to key audiences particularly within Iceland. If his trailer is anything to go by, this film is going to do for Icelandic whaling what Blackfish has done for captivity: damning it from within as well as from outside. Personally, I can’t wait to see the finished result.  Well done Jonny, for holding true to your vision – I salute your perseverance and hope that your film creates a whole new band of advocates for Icelandic whales.

About Vanessa Williams-Grey

Policy manager - Stop Whaling and Responsible Whale Watching