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Fabulous Festivities at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

With Easter behind us and now the May Day bank holiday fast approaching, it is time to think what to do with your day off? Why not push the housework and errands back to another day (like I always do) and head outside? Here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre we are holding our annual Really…

I’ll tell you whale I’ve been … Part 2!

Humpback whales are only one of many species that undertake some mammoth migrations from one part of the ocean to another, and as noted in my previous blog, researchers in the Azores are making headway in trying to map out some of these routes as these volcanic islands, sitting pretty in the deep waters of…

WDC position on beluga whale shows at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai

WDC position on beluga whale shows at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai WDC shares the concerns of our supporters regarding the beluga shows currently operating at Merlin’s facility in Shanghai and have passed your concerns onto Merlin in support of our own. We remain committed to achieving the best result for the whales held in a country that…

Can ANYONE stop Alma?!

It is hard not to feel despondent as I track the small green triangle that is the Alma via the Marine Traffic site. Last month, reports suggested that Kristjan Loftsson personally supervised the loading of her cargo of 2,000 tonnes of Icelandic whale meat (mostly fin whale, we believe) at Hafnafjordur harbour, south of Reykjavik,…

Why Norway should just let whaling die

  Today, I have the pleasure of introducing a guest blog from long-term WDC supporter and volunteer speaker, Clare McEnally. Clare’s relationship with WDC began 16 years ago when she went dolphin watching with her family in Scotland. Clare speaks some Norwegian and has spent time living in Norway, engaging, as she puts it, in countless discussions…

Reykjavik’s maverick mayor speaks up for live whales

Three cheers for current mayor of Reykjavik, Jon Gnarr, for being so refreshingly honest and open in his opinions, unfettered by the personal or corporate agendas which routinely bedevil most public figures who deliver only the party line and often leave us wondering how much, if anything, they genuinely mean. Jon is a breath of…