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When things go wrong

Journalist Hans Peter Roth shares a final blog reflecting upon his outreach in the Faroe Islands and the most recent grind. Sunday, 21st of July 2013 saw the first Faroese drive hunt of the year. 125 pilot whales were driven onto the beach of Víðvík and killed. This is the same beach where – in November 2010…

Plans for Welsh marine conservation zones scrapped

Mick Green, our WDC colleague based on the west coast of Wales, laments the failure of the Welsh Government to protect our marine wildlife: We’ve just learned that the Welsh government have reneged on their promise to designate a series of ‘Highly protected marine conservation zones’ around the Welsh Coast. While the proposed zones were…

Risso’s dolphins spotted off Bardsey Island in the UK

Imagine kayaking across a flat calm, almost mirror like ocean, on a balmy sunny day, only to have your path crossed by a small pod of Risso’s dolphins! Well, this is exactly what happened to Justine Curgenven as she paddled from Morfa Nefyn on the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales, to Bardsey Island. Not long…

Recreational boaters vs. whales

Take a look at the blog below, shared by our intern Zel, on her experiences out on the water.  She has witnessed a number of potential threats that our humpback whales face each day.  The best way to eliminate these threats? Spread the word! When I started my internship with WDC in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I…

Small fish in a BIG pond?!

So there is no going back now! I’ve just entered myself into the Banff Bay swim; a challenge against nature’s elements, swimming across the Bay that spans the mouth of the river Deveron, in the north east of Scotland. Starting at the lighthouse in Banff, I will be (hopefully) optimising the effects of any wind,…

Missing the Ocean through the Water

       Yesterday I was fortunate enough to join much of the rest of the WDC staff, as well as my fellow interns on a trip aboard the Easterly. Since the whales (except Nile) were not coming up where the whale watch boats were, we had to go to where the whales were to…