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Green Gift Ideas that Give Back

We have compiled some of our favorite green gift ideas and some of them even give back. Of course, our number one top pick is our own whale adoption. By adopting one of our six highlighted humpbacks you and your loved ones will play an active part in our work to protect whales and dolphins…

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Chapter 86: The Tail

You can now listen to Dennis Minsky read Chapter 86: The Tailof Moby Dick. Dennis is a long-time naturalist aboard whale watching boats in the Gulf of Maine, so i can not imagine anyone better to read about the power and glory of whale tails then someone who has witnessed it for decades. Our intern,…

A Quick Splash And Away…

Hi Everyone, I don’t have much in the way of sightings to report at the moment. My pal Alan and I were watching for dolphins recently from the warmth of my car parked at the Rosemarkie Caravan Site. Looking out to sea for a while brought nothing but ducks and gulls but suddenly a huge…

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Chapter 82: The Honor and Glory of Whaling

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. “ – Genesis 1:21 Whales have been entwined with human religion, myth and legend for millennia, inspiring biblical passages and epic…

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The Mixed Messages of Captivity

On November 21st , an unsuspecting 8-year old girl, Jillian Thomas, was bitten by a dolphin at the petting and feeding pool at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. This comes as no surprise to WDC who published a report on the injuries and other risks to both humans and dolphins that occur at dolphin petting pools that primarily…

WDC Boycotts Federally Mandated Harbor Porpoise Meeting

WDC was among the “no-shows” at last week’s Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Team meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Some conservationists as well as the entire delegation of experts from the science and academic community chose to “boycott” this meeting.  The issue? A decision made by John Bullard, the Northeast Regional Administrator of the National Marine…