Everyone is getting really excited on our whale watching boat: we have dolphins bowriding! Maybe the little Atlantic spotted dolphins, or bottlenose dolphins? But a closer look tells me: they don’t have spots and are darker than the bottlenose dolphins. Maybe they are … yes they are!
The 66b meeting of the Scientific Committee (SC) of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was held in Bled, Slovenia from June 4th to 20th, 2016 and gathered together more than 150 international experts to discuss issues concerning conservation and management of cetaceans.
Imagine a day in the life of a wild dolphin, swimming free with your family. Your pod is your social identity – you are an individual, but you are lost without your companions around you. You all travel together, you forage together, socialize and play, help each other to navigate and avoid danger. You
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Is it time to reframe the conversation?
Having a real-life encounter with a whale or dolphin can be pretty cool – an amazing experience that can be awe-inspiring, astounding, and even life-changing for some. But having that experience with captive whales and dolphins is a hollow, false representation of the joy of seeing wild whales and dolphins. Interacting with
For this instalment in the Forgotten Dolphins series, WDC residential volunteer, Naomi Bentley, shines a light on the plight of captive beluga whales.
There’s some debate about what biologists call epimeletic behaviour in whales and dolphins. Essentially, this refers to the giving of care or attention to another individual.