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And the award for deep-diving champion goes to?

Not the sperm whale as some might have thought, but in fact the lesser known Cuvier’s beaked whale!!  Researchers from Cascadia Research Collective recorded an individual Cuvier’s beaked whale diving to a depth of almost 3km and staying there for 137 minutes, beating the former record holder – the southern elephant seal – by some…

What has been spotted around the Scottish Dolphin Centre?

So far, our last sighting of our lovely record breaking bottlenose dolphins here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre was on March 15th and quite a few of us here are getting itchy feet anticipating their return. The weather has finally given us a few nice days allowing the team to do lots of Shorewatches (10 minute…

Hello Down There !

Hi Everyone, I was along at our Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay recently for the press launch of the amazing new “Dry Dive” exhibition in the Ice House next to the Centre itself. The Ice House is the funny looking “three humped” building on the grassy mound in the aerial picture below – taken…

An extremely rare find …

The violent and seemingly never-ending storms that battered the UK coastline throughout the winter months brought with them a very rare visitor to our shores. For only the second time in recorded history (the last time was almost 20 years ago on a beach in Wales), a Blainville’s beaked whale stranded on a beach in Cornwall,…

Iceland: observations of a nation unable to decide where it stands on whales

WDC volunteer, John Faulkes, recently visited Iceland. Below, he recounts his experiences and observations of a nation unable to decide where it stands on whales. Day 1: I woke up to an amazing sight: everything was so white and wonderful, it had been snowing! In the afternoon, I went whale watching with Elding. Once out…

Whale for Sale! New WDC report exposes the global trade in dead whales

WDC announces the release of a new report which highlights the global scale of killing and trade in whales in the 21st century. We demonstrate that consumption or utilization of whale and dolphin meat and by-products is not confined to just a few nations, as many people believe. Rather, killing and trade is taking place,…