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Success for emergency rescue after dolphins got trapped in Scottish harbour

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Success for emergency rescue after dolphins got trapped in Scottish harbour

By Sarah Dolman / 24th August 2021

I’m stationed for a month on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. We’ve run a successful field research project here for 12 years…

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A sad end for the young Thames minke whale – what do we know?

By Sarah Dolman / 18th May 2021

It’s such a special and, for most of us, rare experience to see a whale and we consider ourselves very lucky when we do. So…

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Supertrawlers or static nets – what is killing all the dolphins? Why we need to see the whole picture

By Sarah Dolman / 11th May 2021

You’ve probably come across ‘supertrawlers’ in the news or in the film Seaspiracy which has made these industrial ocean behemoths a hot topic on social…

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No more dolphin, porpoise and whale deaths in UK fishing gear – join us in saying ‘Goodbye Bycatch’

By Sarah Dolman / 23rd February 2021

More than 1,000 dolphins, porpoises and whales die in fishing gear in UK seas every year and this is known as ‘bycatch’. Here at Whale…

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We need less talk more action from UK governments on tackling dolphin and whale deaths in fishing gear

By Sarah Dolman / 24th November 2020

Our petition called for strong UK laws after Brexit to stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in fishing nets and gear. More than a thousand…

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EU gets tough on dolphin deaths – how did we get them to take action?

By Sarah Dolman / 28th July 2020

The biggest killer of dolphins and porpoises in the seas of Europe is accidental entanglement in fishing nets. Known as ‘bycatch’, many thousands meet this…

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