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15 Seconds from Salt Cay

While we're waiting for our field season in New England to start, Vale is still seeing, and hearing, whales in the Turks and Caicos! Check out the song she recently recorded. For those who adopt whales, this is the song that "your" whale either heard (if it's a female) or sang (if it's a male).

Whalezilla!

Our Australian office has been working with the nice people over at Plaza Films who have lent their wonderful creative skills pro bono to produce us a new anti-whaling ad. The ad is inspired by the Japanese love of monster movies, and politely asks them to stop whaling.

Have a look and judge for yourself!

Today

Do whales and dolphins celebrate March 17th? We should commission an urgent field project to discover this important fact and report back ASAP! In the meantime...

10 years ago....

In the life of being an NGO we have just reached the stage where WDCS's websites, in all their guises, are about ten years old.

Japan's Science of the weird

Japan carries out so-called 'scientific whaling', and the results of this studious 'research', apart from ending up on the dinner plate, tends to be peer-reviewed by scientists within the same Japanese Government departments, and is published in only a few 'select' places.

How decisions are made by Governments

I write this travelling on a train back from London. In fact, I am travelling home to the South West of the UK via a circuitous route round some delightful southern stations and train lines because, believe it or not, the rail company that services Chippenham (where WDCS UK is based) charges over one hundred pounds to travel the 100 odd miles into London and the 100 miles back.

The old whaling stories come around again

It would seem that the Solomon Islands have said that they don't wish to support whaling any more, - and by the way Japan, we don't want your money for supporting whaling anymore either

Japan comes out with it's usual denials, but the corruption at the root of whaling will simply not be hidden.

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