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Shorewatchers

Our volunteer citizen scientists are making waves in Scotland

I'm lucky enough to do a job that I love. For the last seven years I have been managing Shorewatch, our incredible citizen science project...
The dolphins, including a newborn, got into trouble in Stornaway Harbour - WDC/Nicola Hodgins

Success for emergency rescue after dolphins got trapped in Scottish harbour

I'm stationed for a month on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. We've run a successful field research project here for 12 years...
End whale and dolphin captivity

Lockdown never ends– why TUI needs to stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity and how you can help

As Covid restrictions lift and we can move more freely, travel is just a distant memory for many captive whales and dolphins. But the world's...
Sei whale surfacing

Celebrating a major milestone towards protecting endangered sei whales

In the Falklands, sei whales are most often seen alone or in small groups of two to four individuals. © Caroline Weir Sei whales are...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter ORES

Net zero – why Norway’s pointless and cruel hearing experiments on minke whales must be scrapped

It's hard to know whether to breathe a sigh of relief that this year's risky hearing experiments on juvenile minke whales off northern Norway have...

Love Japan, love the Olympics, love whales – why Japan needs to stop killing whales to save the planet

In times of crisis it's important to have opportunities to take our minds off things. The Olympic Games provide just that for many of us...