Skip to content

Blogs

All articles
  • All articles
  • About whales & dolphins
  • Create healthy seas
  • End captivity
  • Fundraising
  • Green Whale
  • Prevent bycatch
  • Prevent deaths in nets
  • Stop whaling

London creates a storm against Taiji hunts

On Friday, 7th November, dedicated WDC volunteer, John Faulkes, attended a protest outside the Embassy of Japan in London, calling on Japan to end its cruel dolphin hunts. Here, in words and pictures, he recounts the experience.  “On Friday the 7th of November I was at the biggest dolphin protest I have ever been to.…

That Was A ‘Sealy’ Good Holiday…

Hi Everyone, Apologies for the really rubbish title…well, that’s me back to work after a two week break. We didn’t go anywhere exotic but did manage to get up North for a couple of days to see how the Atlantic Grey seals are doing giving birth to their fluffy white pups. We managed to see…

img_0587_0

A brief history of the Southern Residents

WDC will be launching a new campaign soon and I’d like to offer a little background information so that our supporters have all the knowledge they need to help us out with our new endeavor. Who are the Southern Residents? We use that term a lot here, so I’d like to offer some clarification on…

Bottlenose and more Risso’s dolphins killed in recent drive hunts in Japan

The first bottlenose dolphins to be driven into the killing cove this season met an all-too-familiar tragic fate over this past weekend in Taiji, Japan. A pod of 20-25 individuals were driven and held over the course of several days before a reported 11 were slaughtered, and five were taken alive into captivity. The remaining…

Don’t stroke the lions!

When you go to an animal park where they hold animals like lions or bears, there are signs that say “Don’t open the windows of your car!” or “Don’t get out of the car!” or “Don’t try to stroke the animals!” or “Do not reach through the bars!” And people generally follow these instructions because…

Dolphin delights at Bardsey Island

Earlier this year we were back in North Wales, at Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli), undertaking our fieldwork into the Risso’s dolphins that make Bardsey their home during the summer and autumn months.   We had a fantastic field season this year with one of our best ever encounters, we had more than 30 Risso’s dolphins…