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Journey to the Ross Sea #3

At a meeting in Hobart, Australia last year a golden opportunity was once again thrown away to afford the Ross Sea meaningful, permanent protection from the ever increasing influence of man in that region – particularly through overfishing. This was the fourth time that the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR),…

Update on the injured dolphin in Hong Kong.

In a follow-up to the news that a seriously injured Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin has been seen swimming in Hong Kong waters, WDC interviewed Dr. Samuel Hung, Executive Director of Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society to get his views and opinions on the status of this individual dolphin.  What do you think happened to the dolphin…

Hong Kong dolphin found with horrific injuries!

A seriously injured dolphin has been spotted swimming in the waters off Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The individual is thought to have been struck by the propellor of an outboard engine and the resulting injuries are painful even to look at let alone for the dolphin itself. Deep gashes run the length of the dolphin’s…

Collaboration Results in Exciting Development for Large Whales

Earlier this week the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team met in person for the first time since 2012.  This team of 60 members consists of scientists, conservationists, state officials, and members of the fishing industry hailing from all over the East Coast of the US.  WDC has held a seat on this federally appointed…

Are the Irrawaddy dolphins in Burma holding steady or are they headed for extinction?

In Burma, Irrawaddy dolphins have generally been revered by local people in addition to providing direct economic benefits to cast-net fishermen through their role in a human-dolphin cooperative fishery. As with other dolphins who live in such close proximity to humans there are several threats to their survival however, in Burma there is concern that…

I ’Otter’ Get Back In…

Hi Everyone, After seeing Kesslet and her baby then Charlie too the dolphin sightings have gone quiet again and the really wild weather up here hasn’t helped in looking for them. What we have had is an increase in sightings of our lovely Otters with a female and two very squeaky and vocal big cubs…