Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to encounter blue whales off the coast of Mirissa, Sri Lanka. WDC has been active in the region since 2012, giving workshops to whale watching operators on the ground as part of our Project BLUEprint initiative.
The WDC Shorewatch team have been recording some really exciting sightings: pygmy sperm whales from the Western Isles, sperm whales from the Moray Coast and orca from the North coast; but why does all this data matter?
Update by Emma Steel
'ORCA!!!!' That was the new command billowing from my human during our visit to Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.
Orca Awareness Month 2017
Recently, Norway announced that the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in the Arctic was flooded after very high temperatures caused the permafrost to melt.
WDC is once again participating in the annual Caithness Orca Watch week off the north coast of Scotland. Organised by the SeaWatch Foundation, the event is now in its 6th year and yesterday got off to a cracking start.