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Join WDC for STEM Week 2021!

Hey! Join me and Whale & Dolphin Conservation for STEM Week 2021! If you’re interested in signing up for a presentation below; click on the presentation title, fill out the Google form, and you will receive a Zoom link on Monday, October 18th. 1. How to Teach Biomimicry Tuesday October 19th 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EDT…

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Faroe Islands whale and dolphin slaughter – what have we done and what are we doing?

The massacre of 1,428 Atlantic white-sided dolphins at Skálafjørður on the Faroe Islands on 12th September 2021 was beyond horrific.  It was senseless, barbaric and has rightly shocked the world and many Faroese people. The suffering of the individual dolphins is unimaginable and there can be no justification for this brutality. We can only hope…

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Orcas, sea lions, and viral videos

“What do I do?!” You may have seen the latest viral animal video involving a sea lion, some hungry orcas, and an unfortunate boater caught in the middle. While I found myself chuckling at the memes and the commentary as folks debated over what they would do in the situation – ferry the sea lion…

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The horror – reflecting on the massacre of 1,428 dolphins on the Faroe Islands

Like you and millions of people around the globe, I felt horrified by the news that 1,428 beautiful Atlantic white-sided dolphins had been slaughtered in a drive hunt on the shores of the Faroe Islands on 12th September 2021. This news and the staggering number of individuals massacred actually took some time to sink in.…

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Meet the 2021 WDC Interns!

Every spring and summer, we get to open up our office to interns from all over the world. These interns bring enthusiasm, passion, personal perspectives and hard work as they help us with many different aspects of whale conservation. Unfortunately in 2020, we weren’t able to have interns, but the year off gave us the…

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Orca Month 2021 – We are Family

We have come to the end of another amazing Orca Action Month, and for the second year in a row we took the celebration online, with (mostly) virtual events bringing together orca researchers, fans, and supporters from around the world. Orca Month began as Orca Awareness Month, created by our friends at Orca Network more…