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Another dolphin found shot in the Gulf of Mexico

WDC has reported on the growing number of incidents of dolphin vandalism in the Gulf of Mexico over the past several years, and has even offered rewards to encourage the public to help identify the perpetrators of these crimes.  We have shared our concern about an apparent and emerging regional trend involving the directed violence…

Moray Firth Dolphin Sightings Update

My dolphin “season” is getting busier by the day as more of the regularly seen dolphins re-appear after the winter. Great news is that I have spotted two more of the Adopt a Dolphin stars, Rainbow and Moonlight, very recently plus Mischief and Sundance have been around the Inner Firth for a while now –…

Mark Berman

We are deeply saddened to hear that Mark Berman of Earth Island Institute in the United States has passed away. Mark was a very dedicated and committed dolphin conservationist who many of us at WDC had the pleasure of working with over the years. He was fantastic at keeping like-minded groups and individuals up to date on issues close to…

Getting A Bit More Lively Sundance !

Despite a bitterly cold north-easterly wind, conditions at Chanonry Point yesterday were pretty much ideal for dolphin watching with a good incoming tide, nice sunshine, some migrating salmon and of course – a good active sub group of the resident Bottlenose dolphins. Amongst the fifteen or so that I counted were two of the WDC…

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Open season for minke whaling in Iceland and Norway

  Sadly the minke whale season is underway again in both Iceland and Norway. Whilst Icelandic fin whales have a reprieve this year at least, minke whales are not so fortunate and are once more being pursued by whaling boats. A female minke whale, almost 8 metres long, was killed on Monday 25th April, according…

RIP: The tragic loss of a newborn endangered North Atlantic right whale

On May 5, 2016 hundreds of researchers, managers, conservationists, and educators mourned the loss of a critically endangered North Atlantic right whale as word spread that Punctuation’s newborn, less than six months old, was found dead off a Cape Cod beach.  The 9th child of an adult female named Punctuation had already been somewhat of…