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The EU and whaling

The EU Commission has been playing backroom games to ensure that Denmark gets its quota for Greenland at the forthcoming IWC meeting in Slovenia (11th-18th Sepetember), and we shall discuss this more in the coming days in these very blogs, but one has to ask if the Commission has not had its sights on protecting…

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We break for whales

These things happen when a bunch of orca aficionados get together… right in the middle of the first night of presentations (including an update on the Taiji drive hunts and the problems with sonar testing by the Navy), a small group of orcas passed by the island outside the house, and everything came to a…

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Dear Mr Branson…

Just a short blog from me as I think these comments from children speak for themselves. In response to a request from us for younger supporters to write to Sir Richard Branson, here are some of the thoughts about captivity that came back… As a colleague of mine recently said to me, children are so articulate……

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It’s a boat, it’s a plane… it’s Superpod!!

Whale and Dolphin Conservation will join international orca researchers, film makers, and former Sea World trainers to celebrate World Orca Day on July 14th in the San Juan Islands, Washington. This week, I have the honor of attending “Superpod 3”, an annual gathering of orca researchers and advocates from all over the world, which was…

Where They Should All Be…

Hi Everyone, I was very fortunate to spend nearly ten hours out at sea on Friday, taking part in a dolphin photo identification survey with my friends from Aberdeen University’s Lighthouse Field Station at Cromarty. The dolphins were being a bit elusive for the first part of our trip but then they found us, more…

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Wo sie hingehören…

Hallo zusammen, am Freitag hatte ich das Glück, fast 10 Stunden auf dem Meer verbringen zu dürfen. Ich nahm an einer Bootstour der Feldstation im Cromarty Leuchtturm von der Universität Aberdeen teil. Zuerst sahen wir nur wenige Delfine, aber gegen Ende der Tour fanden wir sie dann. Immer mehr Delfine tauchten auf, an diesem schönen…