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Posts by Danny Groves

Stunning new whale watching venue to be built in Norway

New plans to open a huge, land-based whale watching attraction in Norway will promote the amazing opportunities see whales in Norway but could also help change the opinions of some Norwegians who still support whale hunting in the region.   The stunning looking building will sit right on the shore around 300km north of the…

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WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre open for the festive season

After last year’s success, Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s award-winning Scottish Dolphin Centre will be extending opening times for the winter. Over the festive season the Centre will welcome dog walkers, cyclists, community groups and winter tourists who can now appreciate the beauty of Spey Bay through the cold winter months and keep cosy and warm…

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Infamous ‘whale jail’ now empty

Reports from Russia suggest the notorious whale jail in Srednyaya bay in Far East Russia is now, finally, empty of whales.  The 11 orcas and 87 belugas were initially captured last year for sale to Chinese marine park facilities and were placed into a collection of small sea pens in waters near Nakhodka that became…

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Lost Sowerby’s beaked whale suffered slow and painful death

A female Sowerbys beaked whale found dead on a beach at Gullane, on the outskirts of Edinburgh must have suffered a painful and slow death say experts after a post mortem confirmed rope embedded deep into her skin and blubber, and severe dorsal fluke damage. The lost whale was first reported on Muirfield Beach on…

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Brewery’s donation will help protect whales and dolphins

Field officer, Charlie Phillips was delighted to represent WDC at the handover of a cheque for £961.50 towards our work from the Black Isle Brewery’s Cat Hayman-Anderson and Catriona Sutherland. The money was raised during the brewery’s annual ‘Jocktoberfest’ music and beer festival held in Scotland in September. The event brings together those who love…

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Are right whales ‘whispering’ to avoid predators?

A new study published in the journal Biology Letters, has revealed that North Atlantic right whales alter their calls to their young in order to protect them from predators. Normally right whales use a rising call or ‘whoop’ sound to communicate with each other but, according to the latest research, right whale mothers will ‘whisper’ to…

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Death of Thames humpback whale

Reports of the death of the young whale sighted in the Thames River in recent days is very sad, if not totally unexpected. There was always the possibility that the humpback had come up the Thames because he or she was lost or ill. Sadly, thousands of whales and dolphins and porpoises die on shores…

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Help WDC win a huge Christmas donation

WDC’s long-term supporters, Animal Friends Insurance, have chosen us to be a part of their 2019 ‘£100k giveaway’, which will see one of the nominated charities awarded an amazing £100k donation in time for Christmas. WDC is up against five other great causes for the big prize, and so we urgently need your help to…

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Surf’s up for porpoises in Wales

Rare images of porpoises surfing the waves off the coast of Wales were snapped by members of a research team from WDC over the weekend as they scanned the water from a land-based platform on the Lleyn peninsula. Whilst this kind of behaviour is common among their bigger cousins, dolphins, it is not often that…

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