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Buddies…

Hi Everyone, I was doing my photography fieldwork at Chanonry Point yesterday and was really pleased at seeing seven dolphins looking in the fast current for salmon in the immediate area around the Point. Two of the dolphins were ID#1025 “Charlie” son of Kesslet who is the dolphin nearest the camera in the photo below.…

Support grows for an end to cetacean captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium

WDC welcomes recent statements from Vancouver’s Mayor and Park Board Commissioners Constance Barnes and Sarah Blyth, supporting a phase out of whale and dolphin captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Aquarium currently holds belugas and Pacific white-sided dolphins, the latter imported from Japan in 2001 and 2005, and concerns have been raised about further imports…

Caribbean whaler turns whale watcher

WDC warmly welcomes the news that Orson ‘Balaam’ Ollivierre, regarded as the chief whaler on the island of Bequia (‘bek-way’) – the second largest island of the Grenadines in the Eastern Caribbean – has abandoned whaling in favour of whale watching. Since 1986, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has awarded St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)…

Who speaks for the Japanese people when it comes to whaling?

Policymakers should be careful what messages they are listening to coming out of Japan at the moment. I would argue that they should definitely be careful of the proclamations of the Intitute of Cetacean Research (ICR). The ICR is not the Japanese Government and is definately not representative of the Japanese people. The Website of the…

End of the Road? Another legal setback for SeaWorld

WDC welcomes the recent decision by the US Court of Appeals to uphold the original Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) citation against SeaWorld and deny their most recent petition for review.  With this decision, SeaWorld’s only option left open to them in their tortuous legal battle to overturn the original citation issued in August…

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Spectacular Start to the Season at the Scottish Dolphin Centre!

Well in the past couple of weeks we have been very privileged with the variety of wildlife that has been seen here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre. It has been getting busier and busier as the weather has improved. The Easter holidays has seen kids and families come flocking in to try and get a…