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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...

Orca from British Isles resident population found dead

WDC is very sad to hear from colleagues at the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust that Lulu, a member of the West Coast Community and the British Isles’ only resident orca pod, has been found dead on the island of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.

Lulu was identified from her distinctive saddle and eye patch markings. A post-mortem has revealed that she died after becoming entangled in fishing ropes.

The most well-known member of the pod is a male orca known as John Coe (below). Sadly, there have been no new calves seen in the group in recent years, which is thought to now number less than 10 individuals.

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About George Berry

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