Today the National Marine Fisheries Service announced a positive 60-day finding on a petition to designate the Sakhalin Bay-Amur River beluga whale population in the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, as depleted under the US Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA
This weeks blog has been written by Scottish Dolphin Centre summer guide Heather. Read on to find out what she has been spotting around Spey Bay these past few weeks...
As the weather warms up at Spey Bay we have been seeing bottlenose dolphins almost every day and it has been very exciting for all of the visitor’s fortunate enough to get a glimpse of these amazing animals. During those times that the dolphins aren’t around there is still plenty to see and do at the Scottish Dolphin Centre.
In January 1988, Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld of Texas announced their plans for a marketing partnership that would later be extended to all SeaWorld parks and over 25 years of marketing promotions and publicity, including planes painted with the likeness of ‘Shamu.’ Southwest Airlines has been the official airline of SeaWorld until today when Southwest officials announced that they will not renew their contract with SeaWorld theme parks when their contract expires at the end of
We are into the bottlenose dolphin calving season up here in the Moray Firth and I often get asked about the discoloured, sometimes unsightly marks and blotches that often appear on young (and not so young) dolphins skin. These skin “lesions” as they are called appear to take on many different "types", colours and shapes - both on adult dolphins and more noticeably on youngsters that have much paler skin.
An “entangled” whale watching boat with 157 passengers on board remained at sea overnight and made national news.
New Zealand’s endemic dolphin species (the Hector’s dolphin and its subspecies Maui’s dolphin) have been in rapid decline since the 1970s due to fisheries by catch. The overall population has decreased from about thirty thousand down to about seven thousand, with the Maui’s subspecies now down to about 50 adults.
WDC has been working to protect these dolphins for many years and has been spearheading the call for a national dolphin sanctuary.
Whales and dolphins swimming free in the ocean are the very essence of controlled grace. Stranded on shore they are pathetically helpless.
There appear to be many reasons cetaceans strand, including getting lost and confused, being sick or injured, or being chased there by predators such as sharks and orcas. Evidence is accumulating that loud noises produced by various human activities also play a role.
This weeks blog has been written by the Scottish Dolphin Centre's Guide and Conservation residential volunteer Sara about the dolphins of the world.
There are 36 types of dolphin across the world, including 4 types of river dolphin.
Today I am going to talk about just a few of these different species.
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Many incredible things happened at Superpod 3. Seeing orcas every day, the close encounters many human pod members had with curious whales swimming right up to their boat, the other wildlife (bald eagles, minke whales, humpbacks, harbor seals), the incredible presentations and resulting conversations, and the inspiration that com