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Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to measure temperature and salinity of seawater in Southeast Alaska. Credit:...
Block Island wind credit: Regina Asutis-Silvia

Offshore Wind: Don’t Blow It

Recently, new areas were added to the growing list of potential sites for offshore wind development on both the East and West Coasts of the...
Sierra

Meet the 2022 Interns: Sierra Osborne

I'm delighted to introduce WDC's Conservation Education intern for Summer 2022, Sierra Osborne! Without hesitation, Sierra dove right into our education work. On her second...

Ukraine invasion may have triggered dolphin deaths

Following reports a few weeks ago that military dolphins were being used by Russia as part of its invasion of Ukraine, it now seems that...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and chubby cheeks, they certainly stand out in a crowd. They...
Long-finned pilot whale

Pregnant pilot whales die in Faroe Islands hunt

Sixty three long-finned pilot whales were driven onto a beach and brutally killed over the weekend in the first hunt of the year in the...
K pod calf screencap

There is Potentially a New Southern Resident Orca Calf from K Pod!

A hopeful and interesting update on the Southern Resident orcas: in late April, photos and video were taken of part of L and K pods...
Amazon River dolphin (Boto)

River dolphins observed playing with anaconda

Researchers in Bolivia recorded an unusual interaction between local rivers dolphins and an anaconda snake last year in the Tijamuchi river. The two species would...
Common bottlenose dolphin

Dolphin pens identified at Russian naval base

Analysis of satellite imagery suggests that Russia may be using military dolphins at its naval base at Sevastopol in the Black Sea. Sea pens used...