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The privilege of being on the water serves as a reminder of the threats to whales

When I was a kid and wanted to work to protect whales and dolphins, I imagined a life at sea filled with dedicated research trips, amazing views of whales, and more fresh air than I knew what to do with. As I grew up and started as an intern for WDC, I learned that there…

Japan once again claims that whaling will bring health benefits

Several years ago, after a late night IWC negotiation session, I found myself sat outide a coffee house with a WDC colleague, when a member of the Japanese delegation ran past on his nightly jog. Seeing us, he paused and decided to sit down, upon which he took out a packet of cigarettes and proceeded…

Latest sightings of Moray Firth adoption dolphins

Summer seems to be struggling to start up here in the Moray Firth with the poor weather being a bit of a challenge and a very erratic salmon run is causing the dolphins to be scattered over a wide area instead of concentrated at Chanonry Point. I have managed however to see all of the…

Stranded Sowerby’s beaked whale on Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Today WDC assisted the Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme (SMASS) to post mortem a young (3.5 metre) Sowerby’s beaked whale at the Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. The whale was male, had a good blubber layer and had been a healthy individual. Cause of death was a blunt force trauma that resulted in…

Stop selling trips to SeaWorld – we take our BA campaign to the top

We have been campaigning hard to persuade British Airways to stop selling trips to SeaWorld and on 18 June, we took our message to the heart of the company by attending the annual shareholders meeting of BA’s parent organisation, IAG, in Madrid. Approximately 200 shareholders attended in person with many more participating by webcast to…

Climate Change data versus “parallel science”- it’s time for us to face the facts

When a representative of the office of U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) called to invite WDC to participate in a Congressional Briefing on climate change, we were both honored and eager to attend.  Living at the Extremes: Geoscience Research at the Coolest Places on Earth, was co-sponsored by Senator Reid and Senator Ed Markey’s (D-MA)…