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WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Expands Marine Mammal Stranding Network Territory

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation team expands the Greater Atlantic Regional Marine Mammal Stranding Network...
Hysazu Photography | Sara Shimazu

Dam Good News for Southern Resident orcas

Pardon the pun (we've used it before) but we just can't help ourselves.  After decades...
Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Orcas off Vancouver IslandLast week, WDC heard of a plan to put sea turbines in the waters off Vancouver Island, Canada, right in an area that orcas, humpacks, Dall’s porpoises and Steller sea lions live in.

Turbines are used to create energy from wind and waves for example, and WDC is not against their use. But these turbines would have been put in a very important area for orcas – including Holly, Pointer and co. that some of you may adopt with WDC. They would have created huge amounts of noise and put the whales in danger of serious injury.

The plans led to a huge number of complaints from WDC supporters and other members of the public, and now the company behind the plan has pulled out after being convinced that it was a bad idea.

We have been sent some beautiful footage of the orcas in the area from whale research project and long-standing WDC partner organization, OrcaLab. Please take a look!