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Surely coronavirus teaches us we shouldn’t be eating whales or dolphins?

There is no denying that COVID-19 is on track to becoming the worst pandemic in modern history. However, it’s an uncomfortable truth that we are responsible for the situation we find ourselves in. Respect for animals and their habitats is integral to human health and welfare and were it not for our complete disregard for…

Whales, dolphins, porpoises and healthy seas under lockdown

Anyone watching blue, humpback or sperm whales can clearly see and hear the power-packed spout that comes just before they suck in a deep breath. Are whales and dolphins noticing that the air is cleaner these days since the coronavirus lockdown began? Do they sense there is less ship traffic as economies almost everywhere have…

Fun whale and dolphin ideas for children during lockdown

I’ve got four daughters at home, itching to get back to school and university, so I am all too familiar with the challenges faced by families after weeks of lockdown. So if you’re looking for something new, motivating and still educational to keep your children challenged and inspired then look no further than our Dolphin…

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We need urgent action to stop porpoises dying in nets in UK seas

Around 1,105 harbour porpoises die in UK fishing gear each year, mainly in the North Sea and Celtic and Irish Seas. What’s worse is that the real number is probably a lot higher as the estimate doesn’t include all UK fleets or those of other nations fishing in UK waters. We need urgent action to…

My time travel for whales and dolphins

Pamela Styles is one of our brilliant volunteers, giving talks in schools about whales and dolphins. She wanted to raise money to help our efforts to stop whaling and came up with the fabulous idea of a sponsored time travel.   Here she tell her story of the week she went back to the ’80s…. My…

What does coronavirus mean for the future of fishing and our efforts to prevent dolphin deaths in nets?

Bycatch is the biggest global killer of dolphins, porpoises and whales – hundreds of thousands of them die in fishing gear every year and I have spent some time considering how the pandemic might impact my work to prevent these deaths and what global shifts we might expect as a result of it. I was…