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A harbor seal pup is assessed for body condition and signs of injury. (WDC)

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Joins Marine Mammal Stranding Network

We have good news for any whales, dolphins, seals, and porpoises in trouble from Marshfield to Plymouth, Massachusetts: there's a new stranding response team in...
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New Baby Alert – First Right Whale Calf of the Season Spotted!

One little right whale calf couldn't wait until the official start date of the North Atlantic right whale calving season to make an appearance! Thanks...
North Atlantic right whale fluking

Six Questions With Dr. Michael Moore

We talked with Dr. Michael Moore of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution about his new book "We Are All Whalers", working in whale conservation, and how...
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Rest In Peace Winter, 2005-2021

Winter the dolphin was born off the coast of Florida in 2005 where it was expected she would spend her life, traveling with family and...
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Court Rejects Federal Attempt to Sink Right Whale Ship Strike Lawsuit

WASHINGTON- A federal court on Wednesday rejected the Biden administration's effort to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at protecting critically endangered right whales from being run...
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Enter to win a copy of “We Are All Whalers”

Synopsis of "We Are All Whalers" Relating his experiences caring for endangered whales, a veterinarian and marine scientist shows we can all share in the...
Tilikum in captivity

Expedia No Longer Endorsing Interactions or Performances By Whales and Dolphins

WDC welcomes the news from online travel company Expedia Groups that they've updated their animal welfare policy to address captive-held whales and dolphins.  Expedia will...
Humpback whale breaches out of the water

COP26 -Save the whales, save the world!

COP26 - the UN Climate Change Conference kicked off this week in Glasgow. This global summit brings together countries from around the world to talk...
Ramari Steward and nihongore skeleton Credit: Tanya Cumberland

Newly discovered whale species – introducing Ramari’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon eueu)!

Ramari Steward and nihongore skeleton Credit: Tanya Cumberland New species of whale includes "traditional" naming by carrying an Indigenous name and the name of a...