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WDC Report Captures the Attention of NZ Politicians

New Zealand’s endemic dolphin species (the Hector’s dolphin and its subspecies Maui’s dolphin) have been in rapid decline since the 1970s due to fisheries by catch. The overall population has decreased from about thirty thousand down to about seven thousand, with the Maui’s subspecies now down to about 50 adults. WDC has been working to…

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Learning to rescue stranded whales in Adelaide

Whales and dolphins swimming free in the ocean are the very essence of controlled grace. Stranded on shore they are pathetically helpless. There appear to be many reasons cetaceans strand, including getting lost and confused, being sick or injured, or being chased there by predators such as sharks and orcas. Evidence is accumulating that loud…

Dolphins All Around….

Hi Everyone, It’s the time of year when we are hoping to see the maximum amount of dolphins in the area where I work and it’s getting busier without a doubt. After the thick morning mist has started to thin out the other morning I watched around twenty dolphins travelling past Chanonry Point heading out…

Dolphins of the world

This weeks blog has been written by the Scottish Dolphin Centre’s Guide and Conservation residential volunteer Sara about the dolphins of the world. There are 36 types of dolphin across the world, including 4 types of river dolphin. Today I am going to talk about just a few of these different species. Copyright – whales.org…

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A Superpod of Super People

Many incredible things happened at Superpod 3.  Seeing orcas every day, the close encounters many human pod members had with curious whales swimming right up to their boat, the other wildlife (bald eagles, minke whales, humpbacks, harbor seals), the incredible presentations and resulting conversations, and the inspiration that comes from being in a room full…

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Update on plans to release the beluga whales at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai

WDC can reveal that it is in advanced discussions with Merlin Entertainments regarding the future of the three belugas (also known as beluga whales) held at the Merlin facility in Shanghai, China. Despite recent publicity, sensitive discussion and planning regarding the future of these belugas has been on-going between WDC and Merlin for many months.…