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No more dolphin, porpoise and whale deaths in UK fishing gear – join us in saying ‘Goodbye Bycatch’

More than 1,000 dolphins, porpoises and whales die in fishing gear in UK seas every year and this is known as ‘bycatch’. Here at Whale and Dolphin Conservation we’ve just launched a major campaign to stop these tragic deaths and we are providing the solutions governments need to make this happen. Tell the government you…

Whales and dolphins have flippin’ awesome support bubbles

Friends and family all get involved in bringing up the younger generation of whales and dolphins. Losing the childcare provided by our extended families, childminders, nurseries and schools has put pressure on many families. We rely on these support networks to take care of our young while we do what we need to do to…

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Joy and sadness watching Hector’s dolphins in their wild place

The widening estuary is deserted…  it was not always like this – a rusting trypot from busy whaling days lies askew on the bank. This three-legged cooking vessel had been used for boiling whale blubber to oil. Beyond is an empty bay, windswept sea. Shafts of spray erupt into the sky from an outer wall…

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A breath of fresh air – why I love studying beautiful Commerson’s dolphins

Lockdown in Argentina has been long and tough and so I was excited when restrictions eased and we could finally visit our Commerson’s dolphin field research project. After spending close to a year in confinement in my home city of Buenos Aries, it was literally a breath of fresh air to travel to the beautiful,…

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Covid and conservation – how we protected whales and dolphins together in 2020

© V. Mignon As we begin a new year, our chair of trustees, Lisa Drewe, wanted to share with you her reflections on 2020 and her hopes for 2021. We’re working through tough times together, but we are still filled with awe for whales and dolphins as well as hope and positivity for what we…

Robotic dolphins – an alternative for the captive dolphin industry?

A deceptively realistic robotic dolphin, made headlines recently, causing people to ask whether robots like this could provide an alternative to the cruelty of keeping dolphins in tanks for human entertainment? It’s an interesting question so let’s explore… The realistic looking robot dolphin © Edge Innovations Your donation will help us end dolphin captivity by…