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Dolphin fossil holds the key to an evolutionary mystery!

Earlier this year when scientists discovered a whale graveyard in the Atacama region in Chile, we knew that we had embarked on exciting times in marine mammal science as our knowledge of extinct species and cetacean evolution was about to be radically expanded – what we didn’t realise at the time was just how rapidly…

Back to Work…

Hi Everyone, I had a nice “welcome back” on being away on a weeks holiday from Kesslet and Charlie today with a bit of bow-riding with a tug coming out of Inverness Harbour… Apologies about the quality of the previous posts video – don’t know what happened there…computers eh? I’m along at our annual Really…

Tag, you’re (a nitw)it!

On May 1st, a stranded minke whale found on a New Jersey beach was “tagged” with what appear to be Greek Letters-a frat prank perhaps? While “tagging” a whale may seem like a harmless prank, it’s harmful to conservation and dangerous to the “tagger.” I have personally written on many dead marine mammals but only…

Fabulous Festivities at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

With Easter behind us and now the May Day bank holiday fast approaching, it is time to think what to do with your day off? Why not push the housework and errands back to another day (like I always do) and head outside? Here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre we are holding our annual Really…

I’ll tell you whale I’ve been … Part 2!

Humpback whales are only one of many species that undertake some mammoth migrations from one part of the ocean to another, and as noted in my previous blog, researchers in the Azores are making headway in trying to map out some of these routes as these volcanic islands, sitting pretty in the deep waters of…

WDC position on beluga whale shows at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai

WDC position on beluga whale shows at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai WDC shares the concerns of our supporters regarding the beluga shows currently operating at Merlin’s facility in Shanghai and have passed your concerns onto Merlin in support of our own. We remain committed to achieving the best result for the whales held in a country that…