Whales and dolphins are amazing. Find out incredible facts about their lives under the sea. Which is the biggest whale? The smallest dolphin? How far do whales migrate? Which whale makes the loudest sound? Do they sleep?
A life under the sea
Facts about whales
Find out about the lives of the largest creatures living on the planet. Learn about whale migrations, the different types of whales and who has the biggest brain.
Facts about dolphins and porpoises
Dolphins and porpoises come in all different sizes. From the magnificent orca to the tiny vaquita, dive into their world and learn more.
Facts about orcas
Find out some amazing facts about orcas, the largest member of the dolphin family. There incredible creatures have evolved to inhabit every ocean, from the poles to the tropics.
Which whale is the heaviest? Which one dives the deepest? The longest migration? Whales and dolphins hold some amazing records. Dive in and find out more and these incredible creatures.
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Videos from the wild
A selection of our favourite videos from the WDC archives. You can watch more on our YouTube channel.
Rough-toothed dolphins video
Truly magical footage of Bonaire rough-toothed dolphins. Back in October 2019, a group of about 20 rough-toothed…
Risso’s dolphins video
This footage of Risso’s dolphins was taken during WDC’s field work on Bardsey Island off the coast…
Humpback whale video
Inquisitive humpback whale investigates whale-watching vessel This humpback whale spent over 50 minutes with a whale watch…
Help protect whales and dolphins and their homes
By adopting a whale or dolphin, by making a donation, or by fundraising for WDC, you can help us save these amazing creatures.
Adopt a whale and follow the lives of these amazing creatures.
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