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WDC is hosting our inaugural Race to Save a Species 5k and Fun Run!

Join the Race to Save a Species on May 4th in America’s Hometown. We are proud to present a 5K beginning and ending at Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  The Race to Save a Species will benefit WDC’s ACT RIGHT NOW campaign to increase protections for the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. So come run for…

WDC's own Erich Hoyt has won the ECS Conservation Award

We are celebrating the award of the European Cetacean Society (ECS) conservation award for 2013 The following is the speech given by WDC’s friend and colleague Mark Simmonds. “There is amongst us here today a quiet, modest and altogether rather unassuming person who is also somehow simply by their presence able to add a certain…

Dolphin Killing Methods in Taiji – Who is Responsible?

One might think it is a scene from a horror movie.  Rather, it is video taken from Taiji, Japan depicting the almost unspeakable acts that occur beneath the tarpaulins from September through April each year in the dolphin drive hunts there. A recently published clinical analysis of the killing methods utilized in these hunts reveals…

More Like It…

Hi Everyone, I had a lovely afternoon at Chanonry yesterday – just as I was about to leave to double check back at Kessock, dolphins arrived and it was great to see up close for the first time this season – Kesslet, Charlie, Zephyr, Breeze and Scoopy. All were looking good and some had new…


Wrong Time For Right Whales? Maybe Not

Carl Safina continues our series in which whale scientists, advocates, and whale lovers tell us about their most memorable or favorite North Atlantic right whale experiences.  Carl Safina is author of 6 books and roughly 200 scientific and popular publications, including features in The New York Times and National Geographic and has been awarded such…

Welcome Back Dolphins !

Hi Everyone, The photo below is a sight for sore eyes, the first visit from dolphins in the Kessock Channel for months. It was a blizzard of snow this morning but as the skies cleared I had this glorious scene in front of me – Kesslet and Charlie hunting in the fast tide and big…