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Whale culture and conservation: to infinity and beyond …

In 1977, the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft launched, carrying with them the song of humpback whales and greetings in 55 human languages. Why was...
The young whale is attended by BDMLR medics and ZSL vets © Julia Cable/BDMLR

A sad end for the young Thames minke whale – what do we know?

It's such a special and, for most of us, rare experience to see a whale and we consider ourselves very lucky when we do. So...
Image by Cyan Planet

UPDATE – A (virtual) dolphin experience like no other

How is the Water is a Virtual Reality video game and the ultimate ocean experience. It tells the story of the ocean through the eyes...
Image: Peter Rowlands/Greenpeace

Supertrawlers or static nets – what is killing all the dolphins? Why we need to see the whole picture

You've probably come across 'supertrawlers' in the news or in the film Seaspiracy which has made these industrial ocean behemoths a hot topic on social...

Why Norwegian minke whaling is cruel, shameful and pointless

If you're a fan of the quiz show, Pointless, you'll be familiar with its format - 100 members of the public are asked to answer...
Captive dolphins perform for cruise passengers at the Costa Maya Resort, Mexico

Tourist hotspots to roadside zoos – investigating the many faces of dolphin captivity in Latin America and the Caribbean

It's the paradise dream - a bright blue sea against a backdrop of palm trees, four or five dolphins jumping in unison out of the...