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Out and About…

Hi Everyone, The weather has been improving over the last few days and it is great to get back out and about looking for dolphins. The photo below shows me standing at Chanonry recently taking photos of dolphins with my big camera and tripod. Thanks to my pal Alan for taking the photo. The dolphins…

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Right Whales: A Love Story- Nice to See You Again

A Right Whale Returns to Cape Cod Bay Four Years After  Disentanglement By Lisa Sette  Just before noon on February 12, 2015, the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) aerial team sighted  right whale “Chiminea (NEAq #4040)” inside Cape Cod Bay feeding just below the surface within a group of right whales.   Although it is not…

An Armada of Whales: WDC in Sri Lanka

Date: March 24th 2015 Country: Sri Lanka. Location: 8°35’12.10”N     79° 32’ 11.84” E Last week I was in Sri Lanka to help coordinate WDC’s Project BLUEprint training workshop for the local whale watch operators in Kalpitiya in the northwest. The event was a great success and during the course of the day the local operators…

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Better protection for UK porpoises on the horizon?

We are one giant step closer to better protection of porpoises through the designation of UK harbour porpoise Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), a special type of marine protected area required under European law. The UK government nature conservation advisor, JNCC, has released a very important report that provides the scientific evidence to demonstrate which…

“Save the whaling“?

Recently, Japanese media have reported the ending of Japan’s widely-announced, large-scale non-lethal scientific survey, conducted  in the Southern Ocean during February 2015.  Their stated aim was the estimation of “whale resource” numbers. As the Hokkaido Shimbun Press reported on March 27th, “In accordance with the ICJ ruling last March ordering a halt to scientific whaling…

Whales, workshops and watalappan: WDC in Sri Lanka

This blog could equally have been titled ‘sperm whales, spinner dolphins and serendipity’! I’ve just returned from an action-packed week in Sri Lanka, heading a small team comprising WDC colleague, Rob Lott, along with WDC Ambassador and professional photographer, Andrew Sutton and his wife Rachel Collingwood.  This was our third trip, and once again, our…