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Moby Dick Chapter 65: The Whale as a Dish

We are continuing to celebrate the Big Read of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick by looking at chapters and exploring where issues in highlighted chapters are now. Below, WDC’s Responsible Whale Watch Program Manager delves into Chapter 65: The Whale as a Dish read yesterday by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick well…

Signs Of Life…

Hi Everyone, I’m really pleased to say that there have been some recent dolphin sightings in and around the Inner Firth, my pal Alan spotted two dolphins (possibly Kesslet and Charlie) passing Chanonry Point last week, there have been a group of dolphins up north near Portmahomack and we had three dolphins hunting in the…

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Moby Dick Big Read

I willing to wager that a fare number of people working in the marine mammal field have not read or were able to finish reading Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. There’s a reason for that – it’s not the easiest of reads, even when you love the subject matter. I also think many of us regard…

Japan's whalers getting desperate about whale meat mountain

It seems that the Japanese Government and the Institute of Cetacean Research is getting desperate in its attempts to prove that their so-called ‘scientific whaling’ is more than an ongoing exercise in self-preservation. Having suffered campaigns to end sales of whale meat on online stores by intermediaries the Government is going digital in order to…

Opposition mounts to Georgia proposal to import belugas

It seems the statements of the US National Aquarium and Merlin Entertainments against the proposed import of belugas by the Georgia Aquarium are creating quite a stir. In the past the display industry has seemed to hold its tongue even when some may have disagreed with what colleagues in the industry were up to, but…

Japan's monies for whaling

The recent reports on accusations that monies designated for tsunami reconstruction have been misspent should not come as a shock. But what is really more shocking is the Japanese media’s previous indifference to the story. I say we should be shocked, but should we really? A Japanese press that has been unwilling, except in some…