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Making a noise about noise!

WDC delivered a keynote presentation –  – on progress that has been made in the last 20 years (since we have been working on the issue) to reduce marine noise pollution at the Oceanoise conference this week. The conference included sessions on efforts to reduce noise pollution, particularly international shipping and seismic surveys. WDC’s talk focused…

Southern Residents and the Snake River

Ten years ago, the Southern Resident orca population was officially listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  In the decade since, the Southern Residents have declined in number in the face of numerous threats and a continually diminishing food source.  The survival of this unique orca population is closely linked to the abundance…

Moonlight and Baby Pop By…

Hi Everyone, I have finally managed to see Moonlight and her baby that she had last year, and both of them are looking super although her baby looks as though he or she has been on the receiving end of a bite around the nose – ouch…wonder what happened there? They were with another fourteen…

A ’Peek’ at Spey bay

Hello everyone! My name is Holly and I am one of this year’s education volunteers at the Scottish Dolphin Centre, and very excited about it too! I thought I would just do a quick fire introduction, so not to bore you. I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in zoology and had…

You can help keep protection in place for European whales, dolphins and porpoises!

Please tell the EU not to mess with the Birds and Habitats Directive.  I am deeply alarmed that the laws protecting our most important nature sites and wildlife species, the EU Birds and Habitats Directives, are under threat as part of a review by the European Commission, called the Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT).…

News Just In….

Hi Everyone, Well, now I know where a lot of the regular dolphins that I see around Chanonry are at the moment – just along the coast, about 20kms away! Our friends at the Aberdeen University Lighthouse Field Station at Cromarty were out on their first Dolphin ID boat survey of this season and near…