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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...

Spirtle the sunburned dolphin continues to thrive

More news on Spirtle – the now famous dolphin badly sunburned while she was stranded on the shore for 24 hours last May in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland.

WDC’s field officer, Charlie Phillips saw the bottlenose dolphin whilst out on the water a few days ago. Rescuers refloated Spirtle back in May after she became stranded but did not think she would survive as she was badly burnt. But now it seems she is thriving!

“Normally she is a bit shy about approaching boats but we caught up with her enjoying a great game of seaweed throwing” says Charlie.

Spirtle the dolphin

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