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Journey to the Ross Sea #8

We have been making our way through the sea ice for the last few days as we head across the Amundsen Sea. Adelie and Emperor penguins continue to float past on ice floes like extras in the latest Wallace and Gromit movie. Our progress is slow – just 5 knots – as the ship’s crew…

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Right Whales: A Love Story- So, Who Cares About a Whale That Most of Us May Never See?

By Peter C. Stone So, who cares? That was the first question I heard when I began to learn about the story of the North Atlantic right whale. It seemed a fair one to ask, and might have applied to any number of species. Who does care? Why not worry about other creatures, the bugs…

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Journey to the Ross Sea #7

It is the end of February here at the end of the world and the signs of summer fading are everywhere. The penguin rookeries are quickly emptying and those chicks still moulting are unlikely to survive so late in the season. Steam is starting to rise off the ocean as the water temperature cools; slicks…

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WDC at Scottish Parliament

On Monday 16th February, we, Lorna (Education officer) and Katie (Conservation officer),  along with our Edinburgh based colleague Sarah Dolman, took a little trip to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to take part in the Scottish Environment Festival 2015 run by Scottish Environment LINK, the forum for Scotland’s voluntary environment organisations, of which WDC is…

Grey, Grey, Go Away…

Hi Everyone, Sorry that it has been a while since I have posted anything but time has slipped by and sadly there is not a lot to tell you really. There have been very scant sightings of dolphins here and there but trying to get anything on camera is extremely difficult and the best I…

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Is Climate Change causing whales to relocate?

When a Gray whale was spotted off the coast of Israel in 2010 and then three weeks later off the coast of Spain (almost 2,000km away) it set the whale and dolphin community into a spin. Gray whales are considered to be extinct in the north Atlantic Ocean so where had this whale come from…