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We <3 Whale Poop: WDC providing support for Orca Scat Project

We <3 Whale Poop: WDC providing support for Orca Scat Project

San Juan Island, Washington. July 22, 2019: Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) is thrilled to...
Huge success for WDC campaign as Virgin Holidays ends SeaWorld trips

Huge success for WDC campaign as Virgin Holidays ends SeaWorld trips

Virgin Holidays has announced that it is to stop selling tickets to SeaWorld as part...
Whalecome home!  After record absence, Southern Resident orcas return to summer habitat

Whalecome home! After record absence, Southern Resident orcas return to summer habitat

It was a “whale of a weekend” for the Southern Residents and those who know...
Canada approves pipeline despite concerns for Southern Resident orcas

Canada approves pipeline despite concerns for Southern Resident orcas

In extremely disappointing but not unexpected news from Canada last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau...
Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Cargolux delivers Little Grey and Little White safely to Iceland on their way to the...
Canada outlaws holding whales and dolphins in captivity

Canada outlaws holding whales and dolphins in captivity

It’s official!  Canada’s “Free Willy” bill S-203 has been passed into law, making it illegal...
Unusual Mortality Event declared for gray whales in Pacific

Unusual Mortality Event declared for gray whales in Pacific

Gray whale deaths have spiked on the West Coast May 31 2019 – NOAA Fisheries...
New calf seen in endangered Southern Resident orca community!!

New calf seen in endangered Southern Resident orca community!!

May 31 2019: Breaking news from Canada! The Whale Centre in Tofino, British Columbia shared...
New date set for beluga move to sanctuary

New date set for beluga move to sanctuary

Following bad weather preventing the initial operation to move two beluga whales from captivity in...
Update: Beluga move home to the ocean temporarily postponed

Update: Beluga move home to the ocean temporarily postponed

We can confirm the departure of two belugas, Little Grey and Little White from their...
US authorities put forward proposal for Makah gray whale hunt

US authorities put forward proposal for Makah gray whale hunt

Federal authorities in the United States have put forward a proposal that would allow the...
Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru

Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru

Scientists have unearthed the fossil of a 43-million-year-old whale in Peru, which was adapted to...
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There’s a whale in the gym!

There’s a whale in the gym!

Meet Delilah - our inflatable North Atlantic right whale When I was an intern back...
Orcas and belugas held in appalling ‘whale jail’

Orcas and belugas held in appalling ‘whale jail’

You may have read the stories about the so-called 'whale jail' in Russia. If you...
Collision With A Gray Whale Eliminates Yacht From Sailing Race

Collision With A Gray Whale Eliminates Yacht From Sailing Race

My work day today started with an email directing me to an article about a...
'What do we want? TO SAVE THE WHALES! When do we want it? NOW!'

'What do we want? TO SAVE THE WHALES! When do we want it? NOW!'

Last Saturday, I marched shoulder to shoulder with WDC colleagues as we braved the January...
Wow – orcas pay a surprise visit to Scotland’s Moray Firth!

Wow – orcas pay a surprise visit to Scotland’s Moray Firth!

What a Fin-tastic start to the year. Over the festive period, a few dorsal fins...
Southern Resident orca Task Force: Reflecting on Year One

Southern Resident orca Task Force: Reflecting on Year One

As we get settled into 2019 and figure out our plans for the next few...
The Road ahead for L124: Reality sets in for new Southern Resident orca

The Road ahead for L124: Reality sets in for new Southern Resident orca

After the news of a brand new baby in the endangered Southern Resident orca community...
New Southern resident orca born!

New Southern resident orca born!

The endangered population of orcas known as the Southern Residents were causing quite a stir...
New Southern Resident orca calf!

New Southern Resident orca calf!

Last Thursday, while I was on my way to give a presentation to Oregon’s Midcoast...
Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

On December 26, 2018, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission (IWC –...
Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

On 26 December 2018, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission...
A new opportunity to stop Japan’s whaling?

A new opportunity to stop Japan’s whaling?

Last Wednesday, the European Parliament voted ‘yes’ to the EU-Japan free trade agreement (or Economic...