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Scientists solve mystery of whale song

One of the big mysteries surrounding exactly how some of the great whales are able to sing has been solved by scientists. Baleen whales (those...
Common dolphin (delphinus delphis) Gulf of California Mexico.

Alpha Travel Insurance supports WDC’s journey to save and protect whales and dolphins across the globe

Alpha Travel Insurance is inspiring globe trotters to make more sustainable choices wherever their adventure takes them, supporting WDC's mission to create a world where...
Iberian and Baltic harbour porpoises face extinction without urgent action

Success! We help secure higher protection for endangered porpoise at UN meeting

Iberian and Baltic harbour porpoises face extinction without urgent action We are very excited to report that our work with other partner organisations has helped...
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Listen to whales at our new exhibition

We are thrilled to unveil a brand-new interactive exhibition at the Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay. Award winning wildlife photographer Charlie Phillips officially opened...
Gigantic book cover

WDC partners with HarperCollins publishers on the release of Rob Biddulph’s new book “Gigantic”

We are pleased to be partnering with the wonderful HarperCollins Children's Books on the release of Rob Biddulph's brand new picture book 'Gigantic', featuring a...
A majestic minke breaches

Norway’s government ignores science and increases whale kill quotas

Norway's government has increased the total number of whales allowed to be killed by hunters this season to 1157 individuals - 157 more than last...
Hunted Clymene dolphins, Ghana

New Report: Escalating hunts kill over 100,000 small whales and dolphins

Hunted Clymene dolphins, Ghana We have teamed up with conservation organization Pro Wildlife to produce a report that shines a spotlight on the horrific numbers...
Orcas in captivity

Captive orca’s baby dies after just four weeks

A baby orca born in captivity at the Moskvarium facility in Russia has died. The mother Naya, an eleven-year-old captive female gave birth in December,...
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Success! Ban on sandeel fishing will save starving porpoises

The fishing of sandeels in Scottish waters and within certain English waters in the North Sea is to be banned, a move welcomed WDC as...
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Orcas versus humpbacks

Occasionally accounts come our way of observations on whales that are unusual and very interesting....

Back To Work Again…

Hi Everyone, Well, here we are with one week of 2012 behind us and the...

Happy New Year Kesslet !

Hi Everyone, It was a bitterly cold but a lovely and sunny morning standing watching...

Bridging The Gap…

Hi Everyone, I'm without a car at the moment so limited to watching for dolphins...

Help Protect Scotland's Whales & Dolphins !

Hi Everyone, I was through at our Scottish Dolphin Centre on Tuesday taking some launch...

The Big Miracle…

Hi Everyone, You may have heard that there is a new film coming out starring...

Nice Trout Kesslet !

Hi Everyone, Oh well, that is the beginning of my 2012 dolphin research season with...

Back soon!

Hi everyone, We thought we'd let you know that Charlie will be away from his...

Helping the people who help

The unprecedented number of mass strandings of common dolphins on Cape Cod have made national...

Off For a While Yet…

Hi Everyone, Just to let you know that I'm off for another week yet...sorry !...

Normal Service Will Be Resumed…

Hi Everyone, I'm back at work now after a bit of a complicated and hectic...

Cetacean rights and the wider debate of animal entitlement

I thought it was worth pointing you to a very interesting posting by Catherine Warren...