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New Ideas or simply whaling’s apologists?

There seems to be an interesting trend in the semi-scientific literature where authors, consciously or unconsciously, seek to represent the arguments of the pro-whaling lobby but dress them up as if they are creating something original for us to consider. Interestingly these opinions are coming from credible scientists and this gives them more weight, but…

Diving Off For A Few Days…

Just to let you know that I’m off on a weeks break from today – I spotted Sundance alongside Kesslet this morning in the Kessock Channel which was a real surprise as he hasn’t been in here much over the season. Anyway – must dive off and pack.

Bottlenose and Risso’s dolphins first victims of drive hunts in Taiji

The first slaughter of the drive hunt season which officially began on September 1st commenced with the brutal killing of at least 16 Risso’s dolphins that were herded into the killing cove on September 10th. Reports from Taiji also reveal the tragic chase, capture and round-up of as many as 80 bottlenose dolphins on September…

Happy Birthday Kesslet !

WDC Adopt a Dolphin star “Kesslet” turns 21 years old this month. She was born in 1994 and sadly when she was only four years old her mother, Kess died. She is a great, resourceful character and in 2007 she gave birth to her first offspring, Charlie, who is on the left of the photo…

US Navy to better protect whales

A BIG win on the protection of whales from US military sonar will have knock-on effects for marine life throughout the worlds’ oceans. In the U.S. District Court’s District of Hawaii, a federal court settlement was ratified between Natural Resources Defence Council, other US environmental groups and the federal government to restrict and limit mid-frequency…

Pottwal-Dialekte geben Einblick in Walkultur

Eine aktuelle Studie über die Verständigung zwischen Pottwalen zeigt: Die Meeresriesen lernen unterschiedliche Dialekte und Sprachmuster, ähnlich wie wir Menschen. Verhaltensforscher und Biologen um Mauricio Cantor von der Dalhousie Universität in Nova Scotia haben 18 Jahre lang das Sozialverhalten und die Kommunikation der Pottwale vor den Galapagos Inseln untersucht. Die Ergebnisse bestätigen ihre ausgeprägten sozialen…