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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...

Six pilot whales die in Canada stranding

Six pilot whales died on Tuesday after their pod stranded on the rocky coast near Judique on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada.

A total of 16 whales stranded originally but rescues efforts by locals helped to successfully refloat 10 whales when the tide came in. The coastline is now being monitored in case any of the whales restrand. 

Meanwhile, on Thursday another pod of 14 whales were rescued after stranded off Bayfield near Antigonish, Nova Scotia. It is not thought these were the same whales involved in the earlier incident.

Pilot whales are one of the most common species to be involved in stranding events.

Find out more about why whales and dolphin strand.

About George Berry

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