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Who's Watching Who 2 ?

Hi Everyone, The dolphin watching season is in full swing and young Charlie is always ready to oblige for a willing audience… ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips I keep saying to people that this is how all dolphins or whales should be seen – not stuck in a small, filthy tank ! Best Wishes, Charlie.

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IWC 64 Blow by Blow Account of what happened

Here reproduced in one place and in sequence are all the diary reports from the WDCS team attending IWC 64, starting on the weekend before the meeting opened.     BLOG 1. STORM CLOUDS BUILD OVER PANAMA CITY IWC 64 in Panamá City, Panamá Here begins the blog from the WDCS Team at the sixty…

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A summary of the key issues and decisions at IWC 64

THE KEY OUTCOMES OF THE SIXTY FOURTH MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSION HELD IN PANAMA CITY, 2012  With all the smoke from 64th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) now settling and most delegates safely home, we thought that it might be useful to review the main outputs of the meeting and consider…

The results of the WDCS, HSUS, AWI survey of US adults' perceptions of orca captivity

WDCS, together with The Humane Society of the United States and the Animal Welfare Institute, released the first-ever nationwide opinion poll gauging attitudes about keeping orcas, also known as killer whales, in captivity for public display that shows more Americans oppose than support the practice. The poll found that only 1 in 4 people are…

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Review of the outcomes and main issues of IWC 64

With all the smoke from 64th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) now settling and most delegates safely home, we thought that it might be useful to review the main outputs of the meeting and consider that they might mean. Inevitably, public attention is drawn to the big dramatic debates about whaling but to…

Happy Charlie !

Hi Everyone, The sightings at Chanonry are not too bad at present, I’m getting occasional visits by Sundance, Rainbow and Mischief but the normal social group that is turning up in the rising tides at Chanonry tends to be made up of Zephyr, Breeze, Scoopy, Kesslet and of course Charlie. Charlie was having a bit…