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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first...
hvalur-8-whaling-vessel

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

A survey of Icelandic people has confirmed that the majority believe whaling damages Iceland's reputation. ...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year's annual...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

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