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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.…

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Rich pickings or death throes? Lines from Iceland – Part 1

I stood last Friday on a rain-sodden hillside in Iceland, alongside Astrid, a whaling campaign colleague based in our Munich office – and felt a sickening lurch of déjà vu.  Last July, we had stood on this exact same spot, watching this grimmest of grim spectacles unfold just metres away behind the chain link fence…

A Wee Bit of Video…

Hi Everyone, I’ve been concentrating on getting some video of our dolphins recently… Sundance, Moonlight and Mischief are in this footage at Chanonry Point, try the HD playback setting at the bottom of the video for best results if you can – I hope that you enjoy it. I will post more video soon. Best…

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Ocean Planning or Pandering- Obama Administration OK’s seismic testing along US east coast

Friday’s announcement that the Obama Administration will allow seismic testing for oil exploration along the East coast of the US is just the latest in a series of “ocean pandering” disguised as planning.  Just last month, the Obama administration hosted “Our Ocean”, an international conference said to focus on tackling issues of overfishing, marine pollution, and…

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One step at a time: Victory for dolphins in the Bahamas!

Due to the tenacity and perseverance of local Bahamanian grassroots organization, reEarth, a significant legal battle opposing the development of a captive dolphin facility on Blackbeard’s Cay, just northwest of Nassau, has been waged and won, marking a small victory in the larger fight for an end to whales and dolphins in captivity. In this…

Fluffy fledglings at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

It’s around this time of year when baby animals begin to fledge from the comfort of their parents’ protection. And we’re in no short supply of fledglings here at Spey Bay. There are now numerous baby swallows swooping around the courtyard of the volunteer house, often settling briefly amongst the older birds on the wire…