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More amazing days with the whales and dolphins of Sri Lanka

Vanessa Williams-Grey continues to Wow us with the amazing whales and dolphins of Sri Lanka, in this her second blog of Sri Lankan whale watching. Be sure to check her introduction to the whale watching community as well. Saturday 2nd March: Another blazing hot day.We spent 8 hours at sea, again traveling far inside the…

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Iceland 2013: Saga #12. Whale watching in a whaling area.

In this, the second part of the Elding blog, María Björk Gunnarsdóttir looks at the challenges faced by a whale watching operator working in the same bay as the whalers. In fact, the whale watch boats are moored alongside the fin whaling fleet in the Old Harbour in Reykjavik. I think one of the facts…

The Waiting Goes On…

Hi Everyone, Despite my colleagues at our Scottish Dolphin Centre seeing dolphins at Spey Bay recently, I am having to wait, and wait, and wait – even although I am seeing some big fish jumping out of the water near the coast (just like the very big snack that Mischief is throwing around in the…

Bid to halt polar bear trade fails

In Bangkok, Thailand a joint Russian and US proposal to protect polar bears from international trade has failed. In no short measure this is thanks to the EU failing to vote in favour. Indeed, the EU’s fumbles at trying to achieve a compromise that pandered to Denmark and its Greenlanders (who don’t export polar bears,…

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Engaging with the whale watch community at Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Vanessa Williams-Grey, WDC’s responsible whale watching lead, is currently in Sri Lanka working with the country’s burgeoning whale watching industry. Here we follow her travels and her work to put best practices into place.  Believe me, I’m as surprised as anyone to find myself writing about blue whales from what can only be described as…

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Iceland 2013: Saga #11 Winter whale watching-a crazy idea or simply brilliant after all!

This blog entry will be a two-parter and is written by our good friends and colleagues at Elding Whale Watching in Reykjavik. (www.elding.is). Here, María Björk Gunnarsdóttir, introduces us to Iceland’s winter whale watching opportunities. Nowadays a lot of emphasis is being put on promoting Iceland as a whole year destination. Marketing the winters is…