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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...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay  has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence award by TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel website. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor’s site.  

Scottish Dolphin CentreCertificate of Excellence winners are selected using a process that takes into account reviews and consistency of ratings. Businesses must maintain a high volume of overall, recent ratings of at least four out of five, and maintain a high popularity ranking on the site.

 “We are delighted to win a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and we’d like to thank all of our past visitors who took the time to complete a review on the site,” said Alison Jordan, SDC centre manager. “We take pride in providing a great visitor experience for all who come looking for dolphins with us and I hope this will encourage even more people to come to Spey Bay.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”