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Whales and dolphins mourning their dead?

There’s some  debate about what biologists call epimeletic behaviour in whales and dolphins. Essentially, this refers to the giving of care or attention to another individual. The debate rarely centres around identifying the act itself, which is often easy to recognise, particularly where it involves care or attention from a healthy individual being focussed upon…

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Meanwhile…Out at Sea

The sightings of dolphins around Chanonry Point have gone rather quiet for the past week so I ventured out onto the water recently courtesy of Ecoventures, the local tour boat operator at Cromarty to see if I could find dolphins a little bit farther out to sea and yes, we did manage to catch up…

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The Forgotten Dolphins: The Problem with Dolphin Assisted Therapy

Sign up here to get a weekly digest of WDC’s blogs Powered by Feedio In some marine parks and dolphinaria in North America and across the world, an additional type of dolphin encounter has developed: Dolphin Assisted Therapy (DAT) encourages people suffering from mental and physical health concerns to enter the water with dolphins or whales to…

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Great Dolphin Action At Chanonry Point…

It has been a great, very busy week of dolphin activity at Chanonry Point, Scotland. As well as seeing five out of the six adopt a dolphin stars in the area today, Kesslets son Charlie thought that the place needed livening up a bit so who better to go romping around with than his young buddy…

The pilot whale slaughter that also raises serious human health concerns

Once again, more pilot whales have been slaughtered in the Faroes. This time 43 whales have been killed in the first hunt of the season on the Islands. The whales were driven to shore and killed in the bay of the Faroese village Hvannasund. A total of 508 pilot whales had been killed in 2015. The…

Forgotten dolphins # 3 – the sad stories of the dolphins held by SeaWorld

Please sign our petition now SeaWorld holds dolphins in a number of different “attractions” across its facilities, from daily shows to interaction programmes such as swimming and wading in the dolphins’ enclosure. At Aquatica, for example, you can take the “Dolphin Plunge”, which sends you racing down an enclosed tube through the tank holding four…