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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...

Spotted – rare gray whale that is white

A rare sighting of what is thought to be an albino gray whale has been recorded off Baja California, Mexico.

Over 20,000 gray whales migrate to Baja California each winter to give birth and nurse their young after feeding during the summer in Arctic waters, but there have only ever been around four ‘albino’ gray whales recorded in the world.

This particular white whale had been spotted a few years previously in the same area but appeared again, this time travelling with her young calf. The calf, however, is not white.

Find our more about this rare condition in whales and dolphins.