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Auke Bay

A chilly first time whale watch experience in Alaska

A chilly first time whale watch experience in Alaska Erika Mabry’s story Journey to Auke Bay It was a cold, windy day in Alaska and the day I had been waiting for was finally here. I was about to experience the one adventure I requested on my latest trip with my grandparents, whale watching on…

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Meet our new Commonwealth Corp team members

Meet our new Commonwealth Corp team members About Commonwealth Corp Commonwealth Corps works with partner organizations focusing on providing workforce development, health & nutrition, education, youth development, & veteran support. Their mission is to strengthen communities by engaging people through volunteerism. Volunteers serve 10 months in full or half time positions and are sourced from…

Humpback breaching

An unexpected first whale watch

An unexpected first wild whale watch My first wild whale sighting was in Maui, Hawaii, but before diving into my experience, I want to acknowledge the tragic Maui wildfires that occurred earlier this year. Our hearts go out to the families affected by these devasting events. The effects of climate change come in many forms.…

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North Atlantic right whale population has stabilized

WDC attends Ropeless Consortium and North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium WDC was in Canada this week for the Ropeless and North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium meetings where researchers, fishermen, gear manufacturers, and policy makers gathered to discuss the progress of on-demand fishing and updates on the distribution and health of critically endangered North Atlantic right…

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin © Mike Bossley/WDC

WDC in Japan – Part 3: Restoring freedom to dolphins in South Korea

In my last blog, I shared my spectacular encounter with digital whales and dolphins, now I want to tell you about the real dolphins I had the chance to marvel at in the wild from Jeju Island in South Korea. The best part of the story is that some of them were once in captivity but have been successfully released into the wild

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WDC in UAE – What you should know about COP28

WDC in UAE – What you should know about COP28 In one month, world leaders will gather in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for the 28th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP28). The objective of this annual climate change conference is to accelerate solutions to reduce emissions.…