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Sundance, Kesslet and a (not common) Common dolphin

I spent a lovely last afternoon of the season yesterday out on the water up near the Cromarty Firth onboard Ecoventures and the skipper Sarah and the guests and I enjoyed a visit by around twelve or so of the resident Bottlenose dolphins including Adopt a Dolphin stars Sundance and Kesslet who were side by…

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A rare meeting of orcas

Researchers at OrcaLab on Hanson Island, located at the northern end of Vancouver Island, have received a rare visit from the Southern Resident orcas. A write-up of the encounter from Helena Symonds of OrcaLab: Last night visitors at OrcaLab heard and identified Southern Residents in Johnstone Strait. They had been seen earlier in the afternoon near Ripple…

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Breach: London screening a great success

We were privileged to host the first screening of Breach in Europe on Friday evening. Breach, a film about Icelandic whaling, was presented by its producer and director, Los Angeles-based film-maker, Jonny Zwick. It was a great night at an amazing avant-garde venue, the historic Horse Hospital in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury district. Audience…

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Those who are not counted

Marna Olsen and Hans Peter Roth provide another update from their monitoring activities in Taiji, Japan on behalf of WDC. It could be seen from afar, as there were crows circling above it. A carcass of a Risso’s dolphin presently lying on the beach between the big Taiji lighthouse and our vantage point, where we…

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Orcas and the Klamath: Running out of time

We recently asked you, our loyal supporters, for more help in supporting the Klamath Basin Agreements by speaking to your local legislators and the two key representatives in the House currently blocking these Agreements from moving forward.  Senate bill 133, introduced early this year, has sadly languished in the Senate while legislators stubbornly stuck to…

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Play games, protect whales

For a short period of time, up until October 29th (11AM Pacific) gamers have the chance to access the Humble Bundle Weekly Bundle:Games Workshop in exchange for a donation to WDC. Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what you want bundle promotions and the Humble store.  Gamers can access certain bundles of games in…