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The IWC Scientific Committee gets underway

The International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Scientific Committee’s annual meeting has begun today, in Bled, Slovenia. The meeting is scheduled to carry on from now until the 24th of this month. This meeting of the Scientific Committee is taking place in the shadow of the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) ruling against Japan‘s commercial whaling in…

EXPO-nential progress linking fish with Icelandic whaling

I’ve just returned from the Seafood Expo Global in Brussels.  As its name suggests, it is the largest seafood trade show in the world, boasting nearly 1,700 company stands and attracting more than 25,000 members of the seafood industry from around the world. So why was WDC there? Quite simply, to highlight the links between…

Something fishy about dolphin’s death in Wales

Earlier this week, what appeared to be a healthy bottlenose dolphin was found stranded on a beach (perhaps aptly named Hell’s Mouth) in Wales. Teams from the Zoological Society of London’s Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) and Marine Environmental Monitoring were quickly on the scene to undertake a post-mortem to try and find out what…

Spotted! Wildlife wandering around Spey Bay

Wow, I can’t believe it’s May already! Here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre we’ve been busy welcoming visitors to our exhibition, shop and café and telling them all about the wildlife they can spot around the nature reserve where the centre is located.  We are very lucky to be based at such a brilliant wildlife…

ALMA-ighty fiasco: journey’s end as Alma reaches Japan, but what now?

Regular blog readers will know that I have been tracking the Alma as she sailed from Iceland, laden with her cargo of 2,000 tonnes of fin whale products, down the west coast of Africa, around the Cape of Good Hope and up through the Indian Ocean and South China Sea to Japan. After almost seven…

Who’s a Cheeky Boy Then?

Hi Everyone, I had a nice afternoon at Chanonry Point with around eight of our dolphins yesterday – the weather was going between lovely sunshine and then grey, heavy showers but it was great to be out in the open watching my lovely big friends. In the photo below you can see ID#1025 “Charlie” coming…