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Salmon at Work(shop)

Recently I attended a joint Orca and Salmon Recovery workshop in Vancouver, BC – a meeting of the minds between orca experts and salmon ones, talking about how we can save both.  The relationship between the two species is a close one, and recovery of both is intertwined and complex.  In the past, groups working on orca recovery and groups working on salmon issues rarely interacted, but the recent increase of focus on ecosystem-based approaches to recovery means that more interdisciplinary efforts are coming together.

Perpetrator of dolphin crime found

In what might have been a positive turn of events in solving the most recent and shocking dolphin crime in Florida's Gulf region has turned bittersweet in the midst of news confirming that the perpetrator of this intentional act was just 15 years old. Although identified by an informant, the youth admitted to the crime through a written confession, and the weapon was subsequently seized by law enforcement. 

Citizens in Science - meet the Dolphin Watchers of Kangaroo Island

This blog post is written by volunteer Charlotte Foster, who has spent the past few months in Australia...

G’day! Two and a half months into my travels and it’s strange to think my time in Australia is up. This blog looks back over a particularly fond 6 days with citizen science-based project ‘Dolphin Watch’, the inspirational work they achieve, and what science can gain from them.

Orcas and the Klamath

WDC is grateful to our guest bloggers and value their contributions to conservation. The views and opinions expressed by our guest bloggers are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent those of, and should not be attributed to, WDC.

The Klamath and Killer Whales

By Steve Rothert, California director for American Rivers

R.I.P. Rhapsody

A necropsy performed on Saturday, December 6th revealed some preliminary results about the death of Rhapsody (J32), a member of the critically endangered Southern Resident orca population.  Following a ceremony led by an indigenous representative to send Rhapsody on to rest and thank her for the opportunity to learn from her death, scientists from Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans, alon

Baxter's support - a huge help!

Building links with the local community here in Moray, north east Scotland, has been crucial to the success of the Scottish Dolphin Centre. Many many local people care for the bottlenose dolphins and other Scottish wildlife just as much as WDC does – and they show their passion by supporting us in a wide variety of ways.

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