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How do you thank someone who has changed your life?

How do you thank someone who has changed your life?

*This is the third part of a three-part blog series. You can read the first...
Dipping my toes into the policy pool

Dipping my toes into the policy pool

Just a few short months after I packed everything I owned and drove from California...
Mel on the boat with a whale

From the Pacific Coast to the North Atlantic Right Whale

WDCā€™s internship is designed to give interns a taste of life at a marine mammal...
From One Mother to Another

From One Mother to Another

See the part that is sticking out? It isn't supposed to look like that. Georgia...

More fascinating orca facts emerge

Researchers have discovered that, just like humans, female orcas experience the menopause in what is thought to be a rare and clever piece of evolution that increases the chances of survival for their young.

Orca mums take on a leading role in large family groups and pass on knowledge to their young such as when and where to get food and, by living long after they have stopped reproducing, female orcas can then spend the rest of their life looking after their offspring.

Orcas are unusual in that their young continue to live with their mothers for the duration of their mothers’ life, with males returning to their mothers’ sides even after mating with females in other family groups.

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