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How can playing computer games help whales and dolphins?

Humble Bundle, the digital games online store, has announced their “Choose your own charity” feature which means you can support WDC through Humble Store purchases as well as Humble Bundles. Now you can get your games and weekly deals in the Humble Store and help protect whales and dolphins at the same time.  For a…

Sea, Cetaceans, Saltire – Volunteering with WDC Shorewatch…

Growing up beside the sea meant that the beach was and still is my favourite place to be. I was always fascinated by the little beasties that lived in the rock pools and nibbled at your toes when you went paddling and I would quite happily spend hours turning over rocks and gazing out to…

My Office Is Getting Quieter…

The sightings of the resident Bottlenose dolphins around the peninsula called Chanonry Point – the place that I call my “office”, are getting fewer every week now as the majority of dolphins, including many of the dolphins on the WDC Adopt A Dolphin programme frequent the more outer reaches of this esturine type area of…

Breach, the documentary on Icelandic whaling is now available worldwide!

I’m delighted to herald the worldwide release of Breach, a must-see documentary on Icelandic whaling. WDC has encouraged and supported US-based independent film-maker Jonny Zwick, who is also the film’s producer and director, since its inception as a Kickstarter back in February 2014. The fact that Breach exists at all is testament to Jonny’s determination…

Responsible Whale Watching should never be hit or miss

Watching whales in the wild is a wonderful alternative to seeing whales and dolphins in captivity – nothing compares to seeing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.  Captivity is not only extremely harmful and detrimental to whales and dolphins, but also does a disservice to the people who experience these wonderful beings in a…

Record killing and trade of fin whales in Iceland on a par with rhino and elephant poaching

As Iceland’s whaling season officially ends this week, it’s time to take stock.  A total of 184 whales (155 fin whales and 29 minke whales)  have been harpooned this year in the waters around Iceland. That fin whale total is the largest since the international whaling moratorium came into effect in 1986 and is the first…