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Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year’s annual hunt for whales and could kill up to 150 Bryde’s whales and 25 sei whales by the time the season finishes in mid-November. This year’s hunt is scheduled to begin on June 13th with the whaling ship Yushin Maru No.3 and its mother ship…

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Five Facts About Orcas

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are one of the most recognizable and popular species of whales and dolphins. Orcas are so fascinating and we wanted to share five of our favorite facts about them! 1. Orcas are black and white to help them camouflage in the ocean.   Orcas are instantly recognizable due to their…

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Give whales a ‘high five’ and donate $5!

We are celebrating how amazing whales and dolphins are by giving whales a high five! By donating just $5, you will help WDC continue our ongoing work to protect whales and dolphins through outreach, policy, and science. 735 Help us reach our goal of $2,000 by giving whales a high $5 GIVE WHALES A HIGH…

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Marine Animal Rescue and Response: 6 Month Update

WDC Marine Animal Rescue and Response Intern, JJ Cruz and WDC staff member Monica Pepe, evaluate a deceased seal under authorization from NOAA WDC’s Marine Animal Rescue and Response program is six months old! Thank you to everyone who has supported this new program through well-wishes, spreading the word, making donations, and shopping our Amazon…

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FAQs About Marine Animal Rescue and Response With Sarah!

WDC recently announced our newest program – Marine Animal Rescue and Response! This program is getting up and running thanks to our newest staff member – Sarah McCormack, Stranding Coordinator! Now that Sarah has joined our team, we took the opportunity to ask her all of our questions about rescuing marine animals! Michelle: What does…

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