The EU Commission has been working hard to keep all EU members aligned with its instructions that they must support Denmark and Greenland and to date, has suffered no criticism without retalitory private hand slaps being handed out to wayward countries that didn't swallow the Greenland pitch that it should be able to sell to tourists and so, by default, commercialise its hunt.
This weeks blog has been written by our Summer Guide, Heather, about what we have been saying goodbye to here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre this week.
After their much awaited arrival at the beginning of April we are now seeing the osprey visits dwindle and soon the remaining ospreys will begin their migration of over 4000 miles to Africa.
New Zealand has a national election campaign running until 20 September. Until now it was difficult to tell where each political party stood on the matter of saving the endangered New Zealand (Hector’s and Māui) dolphin. This smallest of all the dolphins with the rounded dorsal fin is beloved around the world but they're being wiped out by fishing nets.
Working with groups in New Zealand, WDC has put together a Voters’ Guide to rate the parties and to show how to vote for healthy seas and healthy dolphin populations.
Date: September 3rd, 2014.
Location: Whaling station, Hvalfjörður
Target: Fin whale #109 of the season
With apologies to Abba Eban, one used to be able to say that ‘the EU could always be counted on to do the right thing...but only after they have exhausted all other possibilities'.
A Panama City, Florida dolphin tour operator was recently fined for harassment under the US Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA ). On July 8, 2014, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA
I have some great news from the Inner Moray Firth about two of our adoption dolphin girls - Spirit and Moonlight have had new babies recently !
Barbara from the Aberdeen University Lighthouse Field Station and I have held this news back for a week or so just to make absolutely sure. We always like to see a Mum and new baby at least twice and for a decent amount of time together before we confirm it.
The photo below is our lovely Spirit with her latest little bundle of joy...
The sordid details are now emerging of further orca capture activities in the Russian Far East southwestern Okhotsk Sea. The two orcas captured in mid-July, and reported here earlier, have been shipped to China. And now we have learned that two more orcas were captured in the Okhotsk Sea in late July.
There's a new arrival in the Southern Resident pod!