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Mass stranding of pilot whales in Tasmania

Mass stranding of pilot whales in Tasmania

Over 450 pilot whales have stranded in various locations along a stretch of coastline in...
Tahlequah, the Southern Resident orca, gives birth to healthy calf

Tahlequah, the Southern Resident orca, gives birth to healthy calf

J35 and J57. Photo by Katie Jones, Center for Whale Research / Permit #21238 Tahlequah...
Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Orcas are one of only five species known to experience menopause and females can live...
Humpback whales swim up river in Kakadu National Park

Humpback whales swim up river in Kakadu National Park

Wildlife experts in Australia's Northern Territory are monitoring a humpback whale that has travelled 18...

Learn Your Dolphins With Song!

Did you know that there are over 30 different species of dolphins that live in the oceans, seas and rivers of the world?

You did? But can you name them?

Have a listen to theDolphin Species Song (produced by the Dolphin Communication Project). It’s short and fun, and there may be some dolphin species mentioned that you haven’t heard of!

You can also find lots of detailed information about all the species of whales, dolphins and porpoises on WDCS’s Species Guide.

Commerson's dolphin and calvesspotted dolphin