About whales & dolphins

Welcome to the world of whales and dolphins

We still know relatively little about many of these species. Some have only been identified from bones and live in the deepest and most remote places in the ocean. Only by finding out more about their lives can we develop meaningful conservation measures that will protect them and their homes.

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The world of whales and dolphins

An introduction to these amazing creatures and their lives beneath the surface. There is so much we still have to learn...

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Meet the whales

Whales come in all shapes and sizes. Some you will probably be familiar with, others are so elusive and rare that even scientists have never seen them!

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Meet the dolphins and porpoises

From the awe-inspiring orca (killer whale) to the tiny vaquita, dolphins and porpoises are incredible. They are perfectly adapted for their aquatic world.

Brain Power

Dolphins have long been recognised as having a high degree of intelligence and are often compared to humans and other animals. But how exactly do you measure how intelligent a dolphin is? After all, their needs are very different to ours.

Stories from the surface

We are still learning so much about whales and dolphins. From the discovery of fossils that help tell us how they evolved, to new species being identified, here are some of the latest stories about these amazing creatures.

Two white whales sighted off Australia and New Zealand

Two white whales sighted off Australia and New Zealand

White whales are very rare, but in the last couple of days there have been...
Study reveals how smart dolphins get more snacks

Study reveals how smart dolphins get more snacks

The importance of considering whales and dolphins as individuals, each with their own personalities, experiences...
Belugas may have changed eating habits to survive

Belugas may have changed eating habits to survive

According to a study by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers, beluga whales in Alaska’s Cook...
Rare white orca returns

Rare white orca returns

Colleagues from the Far East Russian Orca Project (FEROP) have encountered one of the rare...

Please help us save whales and dolphins

By adopting a whale or dolphin, by making a donation, or by fundraising for WDC, you can help us provide a safe future for these amazing creatures.

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Adopt

Adopt a whale and help us protect these amazing creatures.

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Donate

Your gifts help us take action for whales and dolphins.

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Fundraise

Run, bake, walk, cycle… what could you do for whales and dolphins?