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Heavy Hearts for Southern Resident Orcas

While the Southern Residents have been spending less and less time in their traditional summer habitat, researchers have noted that the three pods in the...
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Beluga move update from the SEA LIFE Trust and WDC

We wanted to let you know that the planned move back into the wild sea sanctuary for belugas, Little White and Little Grey has had...
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Meet the 2021 WDC Interns!

Every spring and summer, we get to open up our office to interns from all over the world. These interns bring enthusiasm, passion, personal perspectives...
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Orca Month 2021 – We are Family

We have come to the end of another amazing Orca Action Month, and for the second year in a row we took the celebration online,...
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Rescuers search for orca family after saving stranded calf

According to New Zealand rescue organisation Whale Rescue, the orca was found alone at Porirua, near Wellington on Sunday morning. The rescue operation is being...
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Does social and racial justice have a place in saving whales?

The short answer is YES. The planet needs whales and whales need us, ALL of us, not just some of us. Whales have a very...
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Humpback whale “swallows” a diver? Not exactly.

For any media inquiries, please give us a call at 508-746-2522. Let's break it down - Could a diver fit in a humpback whale's mouth?...
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Belugas arrive in US despite objections from WDC and others

Photo courtesy of Mystic Aquarium Any international movement of captive-held whales and dolphins risks encouraging further wild captures and trade around the world and perpetuates...
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Three new companies join the Whale SENSE community

Working on the Whale SENSE program ties together two of my favorite things - whales and my home state. In 2011, the first New Jersey...