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Seasons Greetings…

Hi Everyone, It’s that time of year again where the mountains near here are lovely and white with snow, like “An Teallach” near Dundonnell in the picture below and it’s nearly time to have our festive break. An Teallach, Dundonnell, Wester Ross. Photo © Charlie Phillips Images It has been another great year for meeting…

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Chapter 92: Ambergris

Today’s Moby Dick chapter is Chapter 92: Ambergris – read by Michael Bracewell. Our Executive Director explains how WDC is working to make the harvesting of whales for products like ambergirs and spermaceti oil a thing of the past. Ambergris is secreted in the intestines of the sperm whale and while it is usually passed…

WDC Hands 36000 Signature Petition To Scottish Government

Hi Everyone, WDC has handed over a huge 36,736 signatures from members of the public to Richard Lochhead, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment, asking the Scottish Government to include whales and dolphins in Scotland’s new marine protected area network. The handover of the signatures at the Scottish parliament by WDC’s head of…

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Green Gift Ideas that Give Back

We have compiled some of our favorite green gift ideas and some of them even give back. Of course, our number one top pick is our own whale adoption. By adopting one of our six highlighted humpbacks you and your loved ones will play an active part in our work to protect whales and dolphins…

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Chapter 86: The Tail

You can now listen to Dennis Minsky read Chapter 86: The Tailof Moby Dick. Dennis is a long-time naturalist aboard whale watching boats in the Gulf of Maine, so i can not imagine anyone better to read about the power and glory of whale tails then someone who has witnessed it for decades. Our intern,…

A Quick Splash And Away…

Hi Everyone, I don’t have much in the way of sightings to report at the moment. My pal Alan and I were watching for dolphins recently from the warmth of my car parked at the Rosemarkie Caravan Site. Looking out to sea for a while brought nothing but ducks and gulls but suddenly a huge…