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Whale Jam – Saving North Atlantic Right Whales

Whale Jam – Saving North Atlantic Right Whales

Whale Jam Fundraising Concert Series A benefit concert series for North Atlantic right whales Sponsored by Nantucket Crisps and Cisco Brewers, Whale Jam concerts are intimate and hopeful. This summer, Cisco Brewery will be the venue for a series of special shows. Come share the day with a community of caring individuals who want to…

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Climate Giants

Planet Earth needs a healthy ocean. And a healthy ocean needs whales. Whales offer us hope. These climate giants can play an enormous role in providing a solution to the climate emergency. The ocean absorbs more carbon and releases more oxygen than all of Earth’s forests combined, and whales help it flourish. But we know…

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Great Whale Conveyor Belt

Sperm whales

Baleen whales undertake some of the longest migrations on Earth.  These extraordinary journeys have a transformative effect on the transport of vital nutrients through the ocean, in a process known as the ’Great Whale Conveyor Belt.’  Whales transport and release thousands of tonnes of nutrients – including iron and nitrogen, which are vital for species…

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Indo-Pacific finless porpoise – Hong Kong

Group of indo-pacific finless porpoises

Using local environmental knowledge and fishing community cooperation to map bycatch hotspots for finless porpoises Despite the popular image of Hong Kong as a thriving business and banking metropolis, an extensive small scale fishing industry continues throughout Hong Kong waters, despite all commercial trawling being banned in 2012. Entanglement in fishing gear is the most…

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Atlantic humpback dolphins – Senegal

Atlantic humpback dolphin group

Researching and reducing threats to Senegal’s marine mammals and turtles. There are only 1,500 Atlantic humpback dolphins, or Sousa teuzsii left on Earth. Only found along the west coast of Africa, they are critically endangered and in desperate need of our protection. We need to stop them becoming the first dolphin species to be hunted…

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Humpback whales – Alaska

Humpback whales in Alaska. © Alaska Whale Foundation

WDC funds pioneering whale research project in Alaska Whales are our allies in the fight against the climate crisis. Among other things, whales stimulate the production of oxygen in the sea by fertilizing the smallest algae in the upper sea layer (phytoplankton) with their excretions. Through their diving behavior they promote the exchange of nutrients…

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Shorewatch, Scotland

Shorewatch group looking for whales and dolphins

Watch out for whales and dolphins around Scotland with WDC Shorewatch Scotland is an amazing place to see whales and dolphins safe and free; local Shorewatchers are taking action to make sure that it stays that way. Shorewatch is a network of volunteers trained and supported by WDC to carry out regular 10-minute surveys from…

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