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A Seismic Success …?

Back in March we asked you to stand up and say no to oil and gas exploration off the southern coast of Australia, we asked you to help save critical habitat for a plethora of species including the mighty blue whale and … you’ve done it. The Problem – Bight Petroleum submitted an application to…

Bridging the gap between the science of whales and policies that protect them

 Juan Bacigalupi, Regina Asmutis-Silvia’s Policy Intern, reflects on his first week with WDC … After a week working as a policy intern for WDC, I have quickly learned to appreciate the dynamic nature of the job. Each time I come into the office it seems I am presented with something new. My second day at WDC…

Paddle Your Own…

Hi Everyone, A very arduous charity fund raising trip is about to be undertaken soon by Spencer Timson who is planning to use a type of canoe where you stand up all the way – called a “SUP” or Stand Up Paddle – all the way from Oban and finishing near Chanonry Point. Please take…

A Humpback whale in Boston Harbor

Heidi Hansen is a seasoned WDC intern, who now serves as a naturalist for Boston’s Best Cruises, writes about the humpback in Boston Harbor.  Memorial Day weekend in Boston Harbor is one of the busiest times of the year – representing the start of the summer recreational season, and if the weather is nice, many…

Dolphin Slams into Wall at Ocean Park Hong Kong: Is this Normal?

Video of a dolphin slamming into a concrete wall circulated around the Internet today.  Although a statement by Ocean Park Hong Kong on its Facebook page indicated that this was ‘normal’ and frequent behavior for the 14-year old female dolphin named Pinky, we have cause for concern for such incidents and understand why the public…

David Kirby on Keet

David Kirby, author of the excellent ‘Death at SeaWorld, reports that something is apparantly eating away at Keet’s already flacid dorsal fin in ‘What’s Eating ‘Keet,’ SeaWorld’s Captive Killer Whale?’ The orca’s dorsal fin is in terrible condition—but did a virus or the bite of another killer whale cause the damage? David reports,  “In the…