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WDC in Sri Lanka: Hunderte Pottwale gesichtet!

Datum: 24. März 2015 Land: Sri Lanka Position: 8°35’12.10”N     79° 32’ 11.84” E Ende März war ich in Sri Lanka, um bei der Koordination eines Workshops im Rahmen des WDC-Projekts BLUEprint zu helfen. Teilnehmer waren ortsansässige Walbeobachtungsunternehmen aus Kalpitiya im Nordwesten des Landes, die ihre Erfahrungen mit uns teilten und uns von der Artenvielfalt in…

Record number of endangered whales close to shore – a mixed blessing

Over the past two weeks, more than 70 of the 500 remaining North Atlantic right whales have been within meters of the shores of Plymouth, Massachusetts, home to WDC’s North American office.  This unique opportunity for residents and visitors to see one of the world’s most endangered whales is cause for both celebration and concern. …

Back To The Old Routine Kesslet !

Hi Everyone, I was getting really frustrated recently trying to catch up with Kesslet – she was definitely playing at hide and seek with me, no doubt about it. However this morning I went over to see my friends at Inverness Marina who allow me to observe from part of the Harbour and it turned…

Introductions, Voyages and Warriors

Muc-mhara-crotach – the gaelic for humpback whale. This was taught to me during the first hour of the Easter Sunday event by a very cheerful little boy, who then revealed that it was his favourite whale. The fact that it is also my favourite whale is a coincidence that made us both smile! I have…

Dolphins Everywhere !

Hi Everyone, After the sightings being a bit lacklustre recently things have really taken off with me photographing around 30 individual dolphins near Chanonry Point yesterday. The best bit was recognising “Spirit” and her baby from last year – my first sightings of them this season and both looking great. Sundance and Mischief were around…

WAZA’s Rebuke: JAZA penalized for continuing association with dolphin drive hunts in Japan

In response to international pressure that has intensified over the past several years as aquaria affiliated with the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) continue to take dolphins from the brutal dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, Japan to stock their facilities, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) finally suspended JAZA from official…