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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…

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The Life of Riley, A WDC Shorewatch dog

Find out about WDC Shorewatch through the eyes of Riley the springer spaniel and his owner Steve Truluck. A dog that writes blogs? Pull the other one! OK so actually I’ve trained my human to type what he’s told; he’ll do anything for one of my cuddles. I’ve been asked to write a series of…

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#MigrationNation: Captivity and the Southern Residents – Those Who Remain

Once upon a time, orcas roamed the waters of the North Pacific widely and freely.  They were known to the Native people of the area, who recognized them as powerful beings, formidable hunters, and as a fellow community of the Northwest.   The strong family bonds that existed in orca society were observed and noted by…

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A Freezing but Fabulous Morning of Dolphins…

I had a very, very cold three hours session at Chanonry Point this morning but it was well worth it. Unusually for this time of year there were between twelve and fifteen dolphins moving around as if hunting for some sort of fish in the distance – and there was quite a lot of social…

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Education With A Porpoise #3- 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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Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas (ICMMPA4) begins in Mexico

Nov. 14, 2016. The fourth International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas (ICMMPA 4), which begins today in Puerto Vallarta, México, will focus on “Forging Partnerships and Planning for Protection”. The primary goal of ICMMPA 4 (Nov. 13-17, 2016) is to provide a forum for sharing information on successful and not so successful approaches to…