WDC has recently been visiting schools in South Wales helping children learn about whales and dolphins and their ocean homes. Do whales have belly buttons? Can dolphins talk to whales? Do they get stung when they eat jellyfish? Can a dolphin die if it eats a balloon or bag? Can a baby dolphin drown if it gets tired?
Last month, we reported on the devastating death of Jun Jun, a female captive beluga whale at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, who was part of our project to develop the world’s first sanctuary for belugas.
This week WDC was proud to co-host an event in the European Parliament in Brussels.
More than 200 scientists from more than 30 countries recently gathered together at the 67a Scientific Committee (SC) meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The meeting took place in Bled, Slovenia from May 9th to 21st.
Georgia Aquarium recently announced the pregnancy of a young beluga whale held at their facility. Qinu, just shy of 10 years old, was born in 2008 at SeaWorld San Antonio, and is expected to give birth to her first calf in late fall. The last beluga calf born at the Georgia Aquarium died after less than a month, and
More than 105,000 people responded to our call for the EU to ban the transit of whale meat through its ports. If you were one of them – thank you!
At the end of May WDC, its Shorewatch volunteers and our friends at the Sea Watch Foundation attended the annual Orca Watch week in Caithness, Scotland.
I’m delighted to introduce our third guest blog from supporter, Oliver Dirr, who has been travelling round the world, watching whales and sharing his best experiences with us! Read on for his account of the ten things he and his wife learned on their trip to Greenland.
Most people assume dolphins live in the sea. But there is a small, less well-known group that can live hundreds of miles from the coast, swimming in freshwater rivers and lakes. The Amazon River dolphins of South America, also known as botos, are a flagship species and a symbol of the huge range of wildlife in the rainforests.
Recently launched on YouTube, Jonny Meah’s short documentary, Inside the Tanks, presents a balance of views on the keeping of whales and dolphins i