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Short-finned pilot whale © Nicola Hodgins/WDC

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Sand art whale and calf on UK beach

WDC joins with BRITA to send plastic pollution warning

A new WDC report issued today reveals the frightening extent of the plastic pollution problem and that 67% of species of whale and dolphin are...
Orcalab

Surviving not living. Why we have to end lockdown for captive whales and dolphins

I first visited OrcaLab in British Columbia over 30 years ago and vividly remember my orca encounter there on one of those stunningly beautiful summer...
Former Moray Firth residents, Honey and calf, spotted in Weymouth

True identities of Weymouth’s ‘bonnie’ dolphins revealed

The origins of two bottlenose dolphins who have spent the last two summers feeding and playing around in Weymouth Bay, Dorset has finally been revealed....
Grahic showing results of consumer survey

Survey reveals consumers want UK supermarkets to tackle dolphin deaths

Shoppers care about dolphins being killed in fishing gear and expect supermarkets to sort it out. According to the results of a OnePoll survey we...
Shorewatchers

Our volunteer citizen scientists are making waves in Scotland

I'm lucky enough to do a job that I love. For the last seven years I have been managing Shorewatch, our incredible citizen science project...
spirtle-babysitting

Dolphin who survived severe sunburn has baby

Spirtle, the dolphin who made the headlines after being badly sunburned while she was stranded in Scotland in 2016 has now given birth to a...
The dolphins, including a newborn, got into trouble in Stornaway Harbour - WDC/Nicola Hodgins

Success for emergency rescue after dolphins got trapped in Scottish harbour

I'm stationed for a month on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. We've run a successful field research project here for 12 years...

Another orca dies in captivity

Days after we launched our latest campaign calling on travel company TUI  to stop promoting trips to captive whale and dolphin shows, SeaWorld San Diego...
End whale and dolphin captivity

Lockdown never ends– why TUI needs to stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity and how you can help

As Covid restrictions lift and we can move more freely, travel is just a distant memory for many captive whales and dolphins. But the world's...