We are one giant step closer to better protection of porpoises through the designation of UK harbour porpoise Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), a special type of marine protected area required under European law.
Recently, Japanese media have reported the ending of Japan's widely-announced, large-scale non-lethal scientific survey, conducted in the Southern Ocean during February 2015. Their stated aim was the estimation of “whale resource” numbers.
This blog could equally have been titled ‘sperm whales, spinner dolphins and serendipity’!
We wanted to share some of the highlights (and low points) of the 29th European Cetacean Society conference that WDC participated in this week.
By Robert Rocha
The death of any North Atlantic right whale (NARW) is bad news, especially when the death is accidental and avoidable. It is rare that any good comes out of such a situation.
Big things are happening for Pacific Northwest orcas! Here's an overview of the 2015 news so far:
Lolita is Now Officially a Southern Resident!
Another drive hunt season has come to an end in the coastal whaling town of Taiji, Japan. Looking at the numbers of dolphins killed this season, there has been much speculation about what the trends might be telling us.
By Ashley Schaffert
On March 16, 2015, WDC, along with the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Cetacean Society International (CSI), and Earth Island Institute (EII) filed their joint response to Georgia Aquarium, Inc., in the case of Georgia Aquarium, Inc. v.
We have been making our way through the sea ice for the last few days as we head across the Amundsen Sea. Adelie and Emperor penguins continue to float past on ice floes like extras in the latest Wallace and Gromit movie.