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Celebrating World Oceans Day 2014 By Watching Whales and Picking Up Marine Debris

Our first 2014 intern, Venus, is in her final week of her internship with us.  Below she recounts our  all-day whale watching trip in celebration of World Ocean’s Day on June 8th.  We thank Venus for her hard work and time that she has put in during her 12 weeks with us!   From left…

Hello at long last Rainbow !

Hi Everyone, At long last I have managed to photograph Rainbow and her calf this year – they appeared for the first time yesterday in a big group near Chanonry Point. My friends on the Aberdeen University research boat confirmed that she was there, as was Spirit and her calf Shimmer. It was June the…

It’s all about the pledge!

WDC welcomed the invitation to participate in Virgin’s recent meeting held in Miami, Florida on June 3-4 of last week, the purpose of which was to provide high quality stakeholder input to a landmark debate on the issue of keeping whales and dolphins in captivity. Pro and anti-captivity representatives were present. Virgin’s destinations supply chains…

Britain’s Whale Hunters – an initial review of the BBC series

“You went away a boy and you came back a man”, so says one of the last of the British whalers interviewed for Adam Nicolson’s two part story telling the history of British whaling that aired for the first time on the 8th June. This is my review written as the programme aired, so please…

The whale hunters killing in the name of Science

On a day when the Japanese Prime Minister once again pledged the Japanese taxpayer to foot an increasingly costly programme to reopen Antarctic whaling, the BBC is reflecting on British whaling in Antarctica and its place in history. The contrast could not be more real. One country with a tradition of whaling, the UK, consigning…

So Much to See At the Scottish Dolphin Centre – I Don’t Know Where to Look

Well these past few weeks have been a hive of activity here at Spey Bay, there is so much wildlife I literally don’t know where to point my binoculars! Today alone there have been ospreys fishing in the river, successfully I might add too, seals swimming in the Spey and bottlenose dolphins breaching and feeding…