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Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Orcas are one of only five species known to experience menopause and females can live for many decades after their last calf.  The only other...
The Risso’s collective – collaborating with scientists all over the world

The Risso’s collective – collaborating with scientists all over the world

Risso’s dolphins are big. They grow up to four metres in length and with their large dorsal fins, can be mistaken for orcas.  But if...
Rastus – the tale of an extraordinary dog and his love of dolphins

Rastus – the tale of an extraordinary dog and his love of dolphins

Dr Nicolette Scourse is an academic, educator, author and illustrator with a passion for whales, dolphins and the ocean. In her guest blog she tells...
Antarctic minke whale alongside Japanese whaling ship.

What now for the whales of Japan?

News that Shinzo Abe is stepping down as Japan’s prime minister could be another nail in the coffin for the country’s whaling industry. It offers...
A little slice of heaven – amazing dolphin sightings around the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

A little slice of heaven – amazing dolphin sightings around the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

As I headed up north to begin my 2020 summer fieldwork season here on the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, I knew...
Successful campaigning starts at home – how WDC supports grassroots end captivity campaigners

Successful campaigning starts at home – how WDC supports grassroots end captivity campaigners

For the last 20 years, I’ve been leading Whale and Dolphin Conservation's work to end the capture, trade and keeping of whales, dolphins and porpoises...