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Norway's dying whaling industry

It seems that despite claims that its whaling is still acceptable to Norwegians, it seems that the Norwegian public’s willingness to purchase and consume whale meat and products is still going the way of whaling all around the world – downwards at a steady rate. https://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nordland/1.10994696 reports that only 17 boats are actually taking up…

Identifying and respecting other personalities: stories to inspire

The study of animal personalities is rapidly become one of the fastest growing areas of research in behavioural biology and ecology. The term ‘personality’, within this context, is used to describe significant behavioural and physiological differences between individuals of the same species, which are consistent over time in different contexts or situations. For field researchers,…

You Certainly Know How To Make An Entrance Sundance !

Hi Everyone, I’m delighted to tell you that Sundance has eventually turned up at Chanonry Point, and, as you can see he is as shy and retiring as ever ! ©WDC/Charlie Phillips Great to see the big guy leaping after a salmon – welcome back sir ! Best Wishes, Charlie.

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Right Whale Day at New Bedford Whaling Museum

We have been lucky enough to have Emily Ryane Moss return this winter as second year intern. Emily has been working on many different projects this winter and I’m sure you will hear much about her in the future, but this week she’s blogging about the joys of Right Whale Day at the New Bedford…

Rough Stuff.

Hi Everyone, It was really wild at Chanonry yesterday with almost gale force winds and very rough seas. I was trying to see if there were any of our adoption dolphins around but could only see four of the other local dolphins, Squat Fin, Scoopy, Zephyr and Breeze. Kesslet and Charlie have made themselves scarce…

We do not run from anything, We run for something…

Several months ago, the staff of the WDC North American (NA) office came up with the idea of a developing a “Fun Run” to promote Act Right Now, our campaign to save endangered North Atlantic right whales.  The 5K run was purposely scheduled for May 4th, a time of good weather, a date close to…