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Short-finned pilot whale © Nicola Hodgins/WDC

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Buttercups on Shorewatch hill

Spring is here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

Buttercups, snowdrops and dolphin sightings are out in Spey Bay Our Scottish Dolphin Centre recently re-opened for the new season and our Shorewatch programme is...
Orcas in far east Russia.

New fossil gives insight into feeding habits of ancient orcas

New research by scientists suggests that orcas and false killer whales only evolved to feed on marine mammals within the last one million years. The...

High mercury levels found in slaughtered Japanese dolphin meat

According to reports from Japan, police there are investigating the sale of whale and dolphin meat containing potentially illegal levels of dangerous toxins. Action for...
Dolphin in captivity

Sweden’s last dolphin shows to end

Sweden will become dolphinaria-free following the announcement by Kolmården Zoo in Stockholm that it will be closing its dolphin facility, which currently holds twelve bottlenose...
Risso's dolphin entagled in fishing line and plastic bags

The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

You've seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating rubbish in some ocean far away and, like me, you've...

The show is over for captive orca Lolita

Lolita, the orca, held at the Miami Seaquarium in Florida since 1970, will no longer perform in shows at the theme park. New managers at the Florida facility...

Latest Taiji slaughter season ends with many dolphins killed

Fishermen in the coastal town of Taiji, Japan have ended this season's brutal dolphin hunt and, according to local sources, have killed or captured over...
porpoise

Welsh tidal turbines could be catastrophic for porpoises

A proposal for underwater tidal turbines in an area where porpoises and Risso's dolphins come to feed and raise their newborns is threatening the West...

Norway’s government gives green light for slaughter of hundreds of whales this year

Just weeks after Iceland indicated it is moving away from cruel whale hunting, Norway's government has announced that its whalers can kill hundreds of minke...