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A Unique Story of Survival

On March 17, 2004 a young North Atlantic right whale, probably just a little over a year old, was sighted off the southeast of the US with fishing gear wrapped around his body. This young and vulnerable whale had thick rope tightly bound around his body twice, just behind his blowhole and then wrapping around…

The Suspense is Unbearable…

Hi Everyone, Still nothing to report around Chanonry Point or the Kessock Channel, dolphins are still playing hide and seek and my nerves are in shreds waiting to see who will be the first dolphin/s to visit the Point in proper hunting mode, not just passing by. Will it be Scoopy and Prism, like in…

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Say NO to Oil and Gas exploration off Australia's south coast.

We are making progress, but we have only 5 days left. If you haven’t already then please SIGN and SHARE the petition. 5 days left to save habitat critical to these Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Kangaroo Island is a magical area where sperm whales dive for squid, sea lions forage and hunt and rock lobsters thrive.…

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Philip Hoare's experience with North Atlantic right whales

Philip Hoare is a writer and cultural historian. He is the author of many non-fiction books, including Leviathan, or The Whale, and a friend to WDC. He is starting off this series in which whale scientists, advocates, and whale lovers tell us about their most memorable or favorite North Atlantic right whale experiences. We are…

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More amazing days with the whales and dolphins of Sri Lanka

Vanessa Williams-Grey continues to Wow us with the amazing whales and dolphins of Sri Lanka, in this her second blog of Sri Lankan whale watching. Be sure to check her introduction to the whale watching community as well. Saturday 2nd March: Another blazing hot day.We spent 8 hours at sea, again traveling far inside the…

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Iceland 2013: Saga #12. Whale watching in a whaling area.

In this, the second part of the Elding blog, María Björk Gunnarsdóttir looks at the challenges faced by a whale watching operator working in the same bay as the whalers. In fact, the whale watch boats are moored alongside the fin whaling fleet in the Old Harbour in Reykjavik. I think one of the facts…