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Dolphin deaths in fishing nets – 30 years and what’s been done?

Every week in UK waters about 30 porpoises, dolphins, whales and seals die in our fishing nets. Unable to get free, they will often struggle...
Buttercups on Shorewatch hill

Spring is here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

Buttercups, snowdrops and dolphin sightings are out in Spey Bay Our Scottish Dolphin Centre recently re-opened for the new season and our Shorewatch programme is...
Risso's dolphin entagled in fishing line and plastic bags

The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

You've seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating rubbish in some ocean far away and, like me, you've...
porpoise

Welsh tidal turbines could be catastrophic for porpoises

A proposal for underwater tidal turbines in an area where porpoises and Risso's dolphins come to feed and raise their newborns is threatening the West...
Fin whale

Is this the beginning of the end for whaling off Iceland?

I'm feeling cautiously optimistic after Iceland's Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir wrote that there is little justification for authorising any further whaling when the current permits...
Mykines Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

Understanding whale and dolphin hunts in the Faroe Islands – why change is not easy

Most people in my home country of the Faroe Islands would like to see an end to the kind of dolphin hunt that sparked an...