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Indo-Pacific finless porpoises in Hong Kong © SEAMAR

Indo-Pacific finless porpoise – Hong Kong

Group of indo-pacific finless porpoises

Indo-Pacific finless porpoise – Hong Kong

Using local environmental knowledge and fishing community cooperation to map bycatch hotspots for finless porpoises Despite the popular image of Hong Kong as a thriving business and banking metropolis, an extensive small scale fishing industry continues throughout Hong Kong waters, despite all commercial trawling being banned in 2012. Entanglement in fishing gear is the most…

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Atlantic humpback dolphin group

Atlantic humpback dolphins – Senegal

Researching and reducing threats to Senegal’s marine mammals and turtles. There are only 1,500 Atlantic humpback dolphins, or Sousa teuzsii left on Earth. Only found along the west coast of Africa, they are critically endangered and in desperate need of our protection. We need to stop them becoming the first dolphin species to be hunted…

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Humpback whales in Alaska. © Alaska Whale Foundation

Humpback whales – Alaska

WDC funds pioneering research project Whales are our allies in the fight against the climate crisis. Among other things, whales stimulate the production of oxygen in the sea by fertilizing the smallest algae in the upper sea layer (phytoplankton) with their excretions. Through their diving behaviour they promote the exchange of nutrients between layers in…

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Humpback whales in Antarctica © Rob Lott

The Green Whale

The Green Whale Home > Information Save the . Whales and dolphins are remarkable. But why are they so important? Why do we need to end captivity, stop whaling, prevent deaths in fishing gear, and protect their homes, the oceans and rivers of the world? What is so special about whales and dolphins? Whales play…

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Dolphin swimming with plastic on tail © Andrew Sutton

Impact of plastic pollution on whales and dolphins

Message in a Bottle The ocean is filling up with plastic. It threatens all whales and dolphins, the ocean itself, and our own health. But this rising tide of pollution has rolled in before scientists have been able to fully quantify the harm it’s causing to whales and dolphins, let alone raise the alarm. With…

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Shorewatch in action

Shorewatch – citizen science in Scotland

Watch out for whales and dolphins around Scotland with WDC Shorewatch Scotland is an amazing place to see whales and dolphins safe and free; local Shorewatchers are taking action to make sure that it stays that way. Find out how to get involved or report your sightings. Vimeo icon Watch more videos from Shorewatch on…

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