Posts by Katharina Khalife

NZ government options for dolphins will be a CATastrophe

The New Zealand government is attempting to use a parasite spread by cats as an excuse to deflect from its failure to protect two of the most threatened native dolphin species in the country. Māui and Hector’s dolphins have declined dramatically due to net fishing over the last 50 years. There are fewer than 60…

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Rare right whale song recorded for first time

Researchers in Alaska have documented the song of the North Pacific right whale. Most people know that humpback whales sing to each other, but now it turns out right whales have their own special songs as well. For the first time, marine biologists have recorded singing by the North Pacific right whale – one of…

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Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Cargolux delivers Little Grey and Little White safely to Iceland on their way to the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary. Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) are happy to confirm the safe arrival of two beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, after a 6,000 mile journey from China to Iceland.  Little Grey and Little White…

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Calling all science, technology, engineering and mathematics fans!

To celebrate World Oceans Day today, WDC’s partners Mercury Learning have released another of their hugely popular STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics book bundles in support of our work to keep whales and dolphins safe and free. The bundle includes a range of STEM-themed eBooks including titles on 3D printing and particle physics worth…

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New orca calf reported in endangered Southern Resident J pod

The Whale Centre in Tofino, British Columbia has revealed that a new calf has been spotted with an endangered orca population known as the Southern Residents. The Southern Resident orcas of the Pacific Northwest is a group of 75 individuals, the only orca population listed as endangered in the U.S. As part of the Orca…

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A next-generation plastic that can be recycled again and again

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has designed a recyclable plastic. Like a Lego playset, it can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level. It can then be reassembled into a different shape, texture, and colour again and again without loss of performance or…

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Sun, sea, sand and an adorable Māui dolphin by your side!

WDC and Don Fisher launch limited edition beach bag to help save the Māui dolphin. Barcelona based Don Fisher hand-make beautiful bags and purses inspired by marine life and they are launching a new product with a very important purpose! Their new Māui dolphin bag will be a limited edition – there will only be…

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WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomes five new volunteers

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomed a wonderful group of new volunteers this week who will spend most of 2019 helping to run the Centre’s daily visitor tours and wildlife walks, as well as delivering WDC’s education, Shorewatch and events programmes. The new volunteers will spend their first month training and learning more about WDC, the…

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