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Short-finned pilot whale © Nicola Hodgins/WDC

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Whale culture and conservation: to infinity and beyond …

In 1977, the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft launched, carrying with them the song of humpback whales and greetings in 55 human languages. Why was...
A minke whale is hauled aboard by hunters

Over 100 whales killed in opening days of Norway hunt season

According to reports from Norway, the whale hunting season there has begun with the bloody slaughter of over 140 minke whales in just the first...
The young whale is attended by BDMLR medics and ZSL vets © Julia Cable/BDMLR

A sad end for the young Thames minke whale – what do we know?

It's such a special and, for most of us, rare experience to see a whale and we consider ourselves very lucky when we do. So...
Image by Cyan Planet

UPDATE – A (virtual) dolphin experience like no other

How is the Water is a Virtual Reality video game and the ultimate ocean experience. It tells the story of the ocean through the eyes...

South Korea to get tougher on sale of whale meat

South Korea has toughened existing regulations on the commercial sale of whale and whale products as part of efforts to curb illegal whale hunting activities...
Humpback whale in Iceland

First electric whale watch takes place in Iceland

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to watch whales in their natural environment and Húsavík on the north coast offers wonderful...
Antarctic minke whale

Japanese whalers plan to build new factory ship

According to Jiji Press, Kyodo Senpaku Co., a subsidiary of the government's Institute of Cetacean Research, announced on April 10th that it will spend 6...
Image: Peter Rowlands/Greenpeace

Supertrawlers or static nets – what is killing all the dolphins? Why we need to see the whole picture

You've probably come across 'supertrawlers' in the news or in the film Seaspiracy which has made these industrial ocean behemoths a hot topic on social...
Photo by Shari Manning

Curve Digital and Humble Bundle make a ‘supply drop’ in the form of a new camera for OrcaLab

The special sale on Humble Bundle raised over $3,700 for WDC which has now been matched by amazing WDC supporters. With the significant contribution from...