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Baxter’s support – a huge help!

Building links with the local community here in Moray, north east Scotland, has been crucial to the success of the Scottish Dolphin Centre. Many many local people care for the bottlenose dolphins and other Scottish wildlife just as much as WDC does – and they show their passion by supporting us in a wide variety…

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I’m Bl**dy Angry!

Such was the reaction to BA’s letter from all of us at WDC and the hundreds of thousands of people who had signed Kathleen Haase’s change.org petition calling on British Airways to stop selling trips to SeaWorld. It also came as something of a surprise. At our meeting with BA on 13th October, the company acknowledged…

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SeaWorld’s Lasting Impact

This week, guest blogger Jeff Ventre helps to explain the devastating legacy of captivity for the Southern Resident orcas – why they are still affected by captures that happened decades ago.  These efforts devastated their population, and they are still struggling to recover.  Today, they face threats like prey depletion, pollution, and noisy waters.  Helping…

US Federal Agency Agrees to Protect More Habitat for East Coast’s Most Endangered Whales

Thank you to all of our past, present, and future donors, supporters, and volunteers for your help in moving forward another important step toward saving the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale from extinction!  We are thrilled to let you know that after five years of legal challenges, public outreach campaigns, collaborations with other conservation and…

We Have Dolphins !

Hi Everyone, After days and days with seeing very little in the way of dolphins, today I was nearly taken by surprise as Kesslet and her baby came ambling past Chanonry through the fog… and Charlie, her 7 year old son was with them too – difficult to get them all in the same shot…

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Albino Risso’s dolphin among latest victims of the drive hunts

On January 17th, 2014 over 250 bottlenose dolphins were driven into the killing Cove in Taiji, Japan, prompting one of the most politically-charged responses against the drive hunts from the global community in the past decade. US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweeted about her concerns, claiming that these hunts were inhumane. Among the pod was a…