As WDC North America’s Conservation and Education Manager, I spend a lot of my time working on outreach projects to educate children and adults about whales and dolphins. One of my favorite roles is educating boaters about operating safely around whales. For the past five years I have worked on programs for commercial whale watching boats and
Whales and dolphins are amazing beings. They are highly intelligent, social, curious and playful, use tools, and even educate their young. They’re a lot like us in many ways, which can make it tempting to try and forge a personal connection or bond with these magnificent creatures.
With its recent announcement that it will absolutely be pursuing the development of a sanctuary for the dolphins in its care, the National Aquarium in Baltimore has solidified its position as an industry leader in redefining and legitimizing a more natural alternative for th
Tuesday saw the start of the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) 2016 Scientific Committee meeting, hosted in Bled, Slovenia. WDC experts have been part of the meeting for more than 20 years and will present a number of papers as well as take part in the various workshops and sub committees.
Last month WDC headed back up to the very north of Scotland to participate in the annual Orca Watch week in Caithness.
The event, run in conjunction with the SeaWatch Foundation, is now in its 5th year and once again rewarded the hardy team of spotters on the ferry, cliffs and headlands with some incredible sightings.
WDC has reported on the growing number of incidents of dolphin vandalism in the Gulf of Mexico over the past several years, and has even offered rewards to encourage the public to help identify the perpetrators of these crimes.