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Skjálfandi Bay

Iceland 2013: Saga #6 – Húsavík

This update is written by Dr. Mike Tetley, who works with WDC as a consultant on Marine Protected Areas. Skjálfandi Bay It is with great pleasure and wonder when I think back on the times I was able to visit Northern Iceland, specifically when working at the Húsavík Whale Museum as part of my Ph.D.…

Tantalising Glimpses…

Hi Everyone, It’s nice to be out in the fresh air looking for dolphins again and yes – there are signs of movement. A friend of mine that lives at Chanonry spotted some dolphins in the distance the day after I saw Kesslet, Charlie and Scoopy and he said that there were more than three…encouraging…

Confronting yet another captive dolphin facility in the Caribbean: Coral World

Another swim-with-the-dolphin facility has been proposed in the Caribbean.  WDC is no stranger to the seemingly perpetual proposals from existing facilities to either expand their dolphin programs in their current locations, or extend them to other islands, such as what Dolphin Cove Jamaica is attempting to do on the Turks and Caicos Islands. A swim-with dolphin…

There Be Dolphins…At Long Last !

Hi Everyone, Watching from Rosemarkie today I spotted 3 dolphins over near Fort George – they looked to be heading for Chanonry so I went to the car park at the Point and sure enough, Kesslet and Charlie plus Scoopy came past me – my first dolphin photos of 2013 ! It was getting almost…

A male orca patrolling Kolgrafafjordur.

Iceland 2013: Saga #5 – The Story of Keiko

After dinner yesterday evening I was talking to our group about Keiko, the star of the Free Willy movie, who went on to become the most famous whale on the planet. But Keiko’s story started long before the movie studios started calling. Because Keiko, you see, was a son of Iceland. I’m in the privileged…

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The Prince of Totoya is (finally) on his way south

Last October I got a call from the Chief of Totoya Island (Roko Sau) letting me know that a whale had gotten stuck inside a lagoon near his island. I’d never been to the Lau Islands before yet had always heard lovely things about the clear waters and teeming marine life of this remote island…