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Risso's dolphin © WDC/Nicola Hodgins

Dolphin headstands are puzzling the experts at WDC

Risso's dolphin

Dolphin headstands are puzzling the experts at WDC

Kidzone – quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery WDC dolphin field workers in Scotland are puzzled by the sight of a Risso’s dolphin performing underwater ‘headstands’. They filmed this Risso’s dolphin near the Isle of Lewis – he or she was nose down vertically beneath the water doing…

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‘Whales’ Warning by Annabel

Kidzone – quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery Many of you have encouraged your friends and family to help and get involved and sometimes motivation comes from a child who is infectiously passionate about whales and dolphins. Ten-year-old Annabel is fascinated by the ocean and wants to help…

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Artist impression Ramiri's beaked whale

New whale species found

Kidzone – quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery A new whale species has been found in New Zealand. It is funny to think that ‘Ramuri’s’ beaked whale has remained undiscovered before now!  All beaked whales are shy and stay away from people and so it is very rare…

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Save the whale. Save the world

Green whale – will whale poo help save whales?

Kidzone – quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery Did you know that whales are good for the planet? Whales help combat global warming and climate change. We need more whales swimming in our oceans. Whale poo is full of nutrients that feed tiny plants called phytoplankton. Phytoplankton is…

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Orcas at rubbing beach

Orcas love a beach massage!

Kidzone – quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery Orca families visit their favourite beaches for a good belly rub and body massage.  Thanks to remote underwater cameras (fixed near the beaches) we can see plenty of rubbing action and hear the orcas chatting away to one another as…

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Sponging dolphin in Shark Bay

Did you know that some dolphins use tools?

Kidzone – quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery Dolphins do not have hands but incredibly some do use tools – they use their mouths to hold them. Just like humans, dolphins live in societies with unique cultures. Meet the dolphin spongers, a cultural group of dolphins living in…

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