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Short-finned pilot whale © Nicola Hodgins/WDC

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Beluga whales in sanctuary.

Beluga move update from the SEA LIFE Trust and WDC

We wanted to let you know that the planned move back into the wild sea sanctuary for belugas, Little White and Little Grey has had...

Love Japan, love the Olympics, love whales – why Japan needs to stop killing whales to save the planet

In times of crisis it's important to have opportunities to take our minds off things. The Olympic Games provide just that for many of us...
Watching dolphins from the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre © WDC/Charlie Phillips

Dolphins galore – a different kind of summer on Scotland’s Moray Firth

We've spotted so many bottlenose dolphins here at the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre over the past few months. WDC staff get just as excited as...
Plastic pollution on beach

Plastic Free July – choose to refuse

Plastic is everywhere. When I look around me, I see a gazillion things made of plastic: my computer, my watch, pens, lights, clothes … the...
Rescuing a stranded orca calf

Rescuers search for orca family after saving stranded calf

According to New Zealand rescue organisation Whale Rescue, the orca was found alone at Porirua, near Wellington on Sunday morning. The rescue operation is being...
Whale poo

Will whale poo help save whales?

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was founded to regulate whale hunting. But the release today of a new IWC workshop report represents a significant potential...
Nets set in Norway to catch minke whales

Cruel whale experiments halted

The widely criticised hearing experiments due to take place on minke whales in the Vestvågøy area of northern Norway have now come to an end...
Dolphin using a sponge as a tool

Did you know dolphins use tools? Meet the Shark Bay spongers …

Like humans, dolphins live in societies with unique cultures. Like us, they bond with others who share similar traditions and habits. In Shark Bay, Australia,...
A whale on a Norwegian whaling boat © Michael Tenten MWP

Norwegian whale slaughter ramps up

Norway's whale hunters continue to kill large numbers of minke since the hunt season began on 1st April. 'Last summer marked a four-year high with...