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A Baby Humpback Whale Plays Near the Surface in Blue Water

Waipapa Bay Wines signs up to the Climate Giant Project on World Whale Day

We're delighted to announce that Waipapa Bay Wines are the latest partner to join the Climate Giant Project on World Whale Day! Following an amazing...
Fin whale

Is this the beginning of the end for whaling off Iceland?

I'm feeling cautiously optimistic after Iceland's Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir wrote that there is little justification for authorising any further whaling when the current permits...
Beluga whale

Another beluga whale dies at Mystic Aquarium

Just six months after the loss of a whale called Havok, another beluga has died at the Mystic Aquarium in the US. Both belugas had...
SAR petition handover

Half a million net death petition handed to EU Commission

Over half a million citizens have signed a petition to demand action to stop thousands of dolphins dying in fishing nets (bycatch) in the Bay...
Atlantic white-sided dolphin

Faroese Aquaculture Association calls for ban on dolphin hunts

The Faroese Aquaculture Association has joined calls for the country's prime minister to ban dolphin hunting, following the terrible events last September when 1,423 Atlantic...
Mykines Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

Understanding whale and dolphin hunts in the Faroe Islands – why change is not easy

Most people in my home country of the Faroe Islands would like to see an end to the kind of dolphin hunt that sparked an...
Fin whale

Minister casts doubt over future of whaling in Iceland

Cruel hunts could end in 12 months Following three years with no whaling in Iceland, the country's Fisheries Minister has cast doubt over the return...

Dolphin scientists look like you and me – citizen science in action

Our amazing volunteers have looked out for dolphins from the shores of Scotland more than 75,000 times. That's 75,000 dolphin watches carried out as part...

Russian naval exercises off Irish coast threaten whales and dolphins

Military exercises planned by the Russian navy 150 miles off the south-west coast of Ireland next month raise the very real prospect of whales and...