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Nicola Hodgins

Policy Manager at WDC

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A dolphin researcher’s heartbreak as Risso’s dolphins targeted in brutal hunt

By Nicola Hodgins / 6th November 2020

Without doubt, the life of each individual dolphin matters but for me personally, as someone who studies the remarkable Risso’s dolphin, my heartbreak is that…

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Tragic tale of the UK orcas facing extinction

By Nicola Hodgins / 22nd September 2020

If you watched David Attenborough’s Extinction: The Facts, you’ll have heard the tragic account of the group of orcas known as the West Coast Community.…

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The Risso’s collective – collaborating with scientists all over the world

By Nicola Hodgins / 8th September 2020

Risso’s dolphins are big. They grow up to four metres in length and with their large dorsal fins, can be mistaken for orcas.  But if…

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A little slice of heaven – amazing dolphin sightings around the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

By Nicola Hodgins / 25th August 2020

As I headed up north to begin my 2020 summer fieldwork season here on the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, I knew…

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Surely coronavirus teaches us we shouldn’t be eating whales or dolphins?

By Nicola Hodgins / 23rd June 2020

There is no denying that COVID-19 is on track to becoming the worst pandemic in modern history. However, it’s an uncomfortable truth that we are…

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How we’re protecting whales and dolphins across borders

By Nicola Hodgins / 4th March 2020

It’s all very well individual nations putting their own conservation plans into action, but what about species, like whales, dolphins and porpoises, that don’t just…

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