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Whale Trips: First stop – meeting sperm whales off Iceland!

I’m delighted to present a guest blog by Oliver Dirr, a German writer, tourism expert and passionate traveller!  Oliver and his wife Theresa recently – in his words – “went on a trip around the world to meet some whales and learn about whale watching. First stop: the sperm whales off Iceland.” I’ve always been…

Will nationalism trump conservation in a ‘post-truth’ world?

Is the new US Administration’s apparent negative attitude toward environmental protection an open door for renewed Japanese commercial whaling? If you have read the WDC blog regularly, you will know that we have often discussed the issue of Japanese vote buying at the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Japan has even admitted to using overseas development…

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Why fin whales won't be targeted off Iceland this year

I learned some years ago that it is useless to try to second-guess the mindset and motivations of Iceland’s sole fin whaler, Kristjan Loftsson.  And so it proves once again.   I am certainly not complaining though, as the news coming out of Iceland in recent days is that there will be no fin whaling…

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Really Wild Weather…

It a real tempest out there in the waters of the Moray Firth today. People often ask “What do dolphins do in bad weather?” and the simple answer is…they just dive down a few feet and all is relatively serene and calm compared to what its like at the surface. In fact dolphins will often…

The smallest dolphin in the world faces extinction unless we provide it the biggest protection

By Meghan Rickard While largely symbolic rather than statutory, “the first 100 days” are closely watched by the media and their success measured by public approval ratings.  It is with the idea in mind of measuring the actions of the administration’s first 100 days that we are bringing you our 100 day blog series. The…

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Mischief Visits Aberdeen…

One of WDC‘S intrepid Shorewatchers – Monika Carrie, has been sending me dorsal fin photos of some of the many Bottlenose dolphins that her and fellow Shorewatcher Walter Innes have been seeing and photographing recently hunting around the Aberdeen Harbour area. Amongst many well known fins that I see in the Inner Moray Firth (some…