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Benji Davies – Author of The Storm Whale books

WDC is delighted to be working with author and illustrator of The Storm Whale children’s’ books, Benji Davies, to help bring the wonder of whales and dolphins to children across the world through his tales of Noi and his friend, The Storm Whale. Benji recently spoke to WDC about his trip to see whales swimming wild…

Education with a Porpoise #5 – An Education Blog Series

WDC is an international leader in educating and exciting people of all ages about whales and dolphins, and this summer we were the proud recipients of the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award. With offices in five different countries and a visitor centre in Scotland, we reach a wide audience and carry out many different education initiatives. …

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Conservation successes for European whales and dolphins

ACCOBAMS is the acronym for the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and adjacent Atlantic area.  It brings governments in this region together to work out what they can do to ensure the conservation of whales and dolphins and the marine environment in this part of the world.  There…

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Whale heroes

Researchers have recorded a number of cases where humpback whales seem to be intentionally rescuing other species. The motivation behind these actions are unknown, but it begs the questions whether these rescues are driven by the whales’ empathy. In the first of our guests blogs as part of #whaleweek, Kathryn Leckie from WDC partner ‘My…

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Sperm whale cultural turn-over: moving on out

Decades of research on sperm whales in the Pacific has revealed a most remarkable social event.  Researchers have documented the large-scale relocation of cultural groups of sperm whales off the Galápagos Islands. Sperm whale clans can be differentiated by their unique click patterns, or codas. Researchers have been visiting the waters around the Galapagos over…

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#MigrationNation – In Memory Of

As WDC’s office in North America enjoys the Thanksgiving holiday season with family and friends, we would like to take some time to honor the members of the critically endangered Southern Resident orca community who were lost this year.  Southern Resident orcas are incredibly social and family-oriented, and most offspring, both male and female, stay…