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Looking forward for Southern Resident orcas in 2023

Hysazu Photography 2022 was a big year for Southern Resident orcas - 2022 brought the...
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The Unlikely Adventure of Shoebert, a Young Grey Seal Who Visited an Industrial Park Pond

Credit: Seacoast Science Center In mid-September, our stranding partners in northern Massachusetts were inundated with...
Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

We know we need to save the whale to save the world. Now we are...
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Whale and Dolphin Conservation: Change Through Policy.

WDC focuses on education, research, conservation projects, and policy work to create a sustainable future...
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Clear WDC’s Amazon Wishlist for Giving Tuesday

UPDATE: We are thrilled to report that everything was donated off of our Amazon Wishlist...
Fin whales are targeted by Icelandic whalers

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...
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Spout Spotters: Boater Safety Around Whales Online Course Launches

After countless hours behind the computer, bountiful snacks, and a few stress relieving walks with...
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Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...

Save our Seals

Back in 2013, WDC and nine other UK and Scottish charities wrote to the UK and Scottish governments asking them to do more to protect seals and harbour porpoisesOtherwise healthy harbour and grey seals and harbour porpoises were (and still are) dying around the UK coastline due to “corkscrew” injuries thought to be consistent with impact by ducted propellers on numerous maritime vessels, such as tugs, self-propelled barges and rigs, various types of offshore support vessels and research boats.

The topic is back in the news, with Ministers being reminded that they are breaking environmental law by failing to prevent harbour seals from being sliced to death by ships’ propellers. Declining populations of harbour seals on the east coast of Scotland could be wiped out, exposing ministers to multimillion pound fines for breaching the European habitats directive, that gives the seals’ legal protection.