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CryptoKraken Makes a Splash In New Partnership

CryptoKraken Makes a Splash In New Partnership

Newly-incorporated NFT company CryptoKraken launched its first collection of NFTs this month. CryptoKraken co-founders Samuel Driquez and Sione Milhem say the idea for their NFTs came when they understood the potential of the NFT space and the pace that it is moving at. They recognized the potential to not only fundraise but create a community…

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Dolphin Defenders: Fintech start-up HEADLINE INC Makes a Splash with a New CSR Initiative

Texas-based fintech startup and media company HEADLINE INC has taken another step in distinguishing themselves by identifying their cause-based focus – supporting the international marine conservation group Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC). HEADLINE INC will be supporting WDC by donating a portion of all sales from HEADLINE Crypto’s NFT collections. The choice to sponsor WDC…

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How Kylie Made A Whale of A Difference

In  November of 2020, I answered the phone at our WDC office and was greeted by Amanda Enloe who was looking to make a donation in honor of Kylie Christine Schwartz. What started out as a seemingly typical donation quickly turned into so much more.  Amanda shared with me that Kylie was diagnosed with a…

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WDC receives grant from the Sheehan Family Companies for conservation and education

Whale and Dolphin Conservation recently received a $450,000 grant from The Sheehan Family Companies.  The grant supports work protecting humpback whales and critically endangered North Atlantic right whales through a new education initiative. This three-year partnership will help further WDC’s mission of using science, advocacy, and outreach to protect whales and dolphins by expanding its existing…

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Gratitudes: Nantucket Whaler and WDC

I don’t usually write blogs. It’s not that overseeing fundraising and marketing for our North American office isn’t exciting – it’s very exciting – it’s just that it doesn’t pertain directly to whales and dolphins, so I don’t usually share what’s going on. As we preparing to sign on at least three new corporate supporters,…

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Meet a WDC Supporter Who is Helping Us Make Change

  Grant Hensel is the Founder and CEO of Nonprofit Megaphone & The RoundUp App. A graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, Grant is passionate about helping nonprofits use technology to accelerate their work. We caught up with him Earth Day weekend to find out a little bit more about how the RoundUp app will…

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WDC participates in ropeless fishing workshop

Last week, WDC was invited to participate in Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s workshop on reducing entanglements to critically endangered North Atlantic right whales. At this workshop, engineers introduced developing technologies for remote gear retrieval, which means a method for fishing that doesn’t use rope connecting the lobster trap at the ocean floor to the buoy…

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Trump Administration targets marine mammals…again

*Update: In spite of this Administration’s attempt to eliminate the US Marine Mammal Commission, the House and Senate have approved funding to continue the important work of this US Agency. For the second time since taking office, the Trump Administration is attempting to eliminate the US Marine Mammal Commission. The Marine Mammal Commission a legally…

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US population of Bryde’s whale declared as critically endangered

Gulf of Mexico (GoM) Bryde’s whales are genetically isolated from other baleen whale populations and are only found in the deep water canyons of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.  As few as a dozen individuals may remain.  The decline in population has been associated with human impacts including entanglements in fishing gear, ship strikes, ocean…

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