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Surviving not living. Why we have to end lockdown for captive whales and dolphins

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Surviving not living. Why we have to end lockdown for captive whales and dolphins

By Rob Lott / 7th September 2021

I first visited OrcaLab in British Columbia over 30 years ago and vividly remember my orca encounter there on one of those stunningly beautiful summer…

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Time and tide – orca seasons around the British Isles

By Rob Lott / 21st July 2020

The world feels very strange for most of us as we adjust to a new normal with altered routines and a different way of living. …

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Why are there no captive whales or dolphins in the UK?

By Rob Lott / 30th June 2020

It’s a source of enormous pride to me that the UK hasn’t had a facility holding captive whales or dolphins for over 25 years. I…

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An orca is fed in captivity

Virgin Holidays drop SeaWorld – thanks for doing the right thing

By Rob Lott / 23rd July 2019

As a campaigning organisation it can sometimes be frustrating to see the cogs of change grinding so slowly. I certainly feel it and I’m sure…

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Orca Watch Scotland 2019 – the results are in!

By Rob Lott / 14th June 2019

Orca Watch 2019 really had it all this year – wind, rain, some stunning sunsets and lots of orca activity. The event kicked off with…

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Looking out for orcas from the Scottish north coast – Orca Watch 2019

By Rob Lott / 6th June 2019

Orca Watch week is now in its eighth year and is run by the Sea Watch Foundation in partnership with Whale and Dolphin Conservation. I’ve…

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