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Scientist Statement Opposing the Beluga Imports by the Georgia Aquarium

Marine mammal scientist, including WDC, jointly submitted comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recommending the denial of Georgia Aquarium’s application for authorization to import 18 wild-caught beluga whales into the US for public display. Here is a summary of the submitted comments:We object to the Georgia Aquarium’s permit application on the grounds that…

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How does blubber keep whales warm?

To follow up on our whale adaptations series this blog post will focus on how whales, as warm-blooded mammals, can stay warm while living in water—especially cold-water environments. Just like us, whales are mammals and maintain a steady internal body temperature regardless of their environment. In fact, their body temperature is close to our own—varying…

Holiday Time…

Hi Everyone, I’m nipping off on holiday now for a wee while – taking the camera gear with me as usual and Susan is taking her artists gear – it’s snowing at the moment so hopefully the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye will be looking good by the time we get there and…

WDC welcomes EU Parliament's continued opposition to Japanese Whaling

Yesterday (25th October 2012), the European Parliament passed a resolution on the development of a a free trade agreement with Japan ( European Parliament resolution of 25 October 2012 on EU trade negotiations with Japan (2012/2711(RSP)). WDC was pleased to note that the resolution, whilst urging the development of the agreement noted that, ‘… the…

Talking beluga – are we missing the point?

Just as a debate is raging in the US about the proposed import of 18 beluga whales for display scientists in the US have published research which they believe shows that the vocalisation of one particular beluga whale in captivity were remarkably close to human speech. Listen to the recording and judge for yourself. This is…

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How do whales breathe?

Looking back through our blogs, I realized that we were missing some of the really cool aspects of marine mammals. So our intern, Lucie Drozd, is going to be doing a series on the adaptions allowing mammal to live in the water. As the whale watch season comes to an end, I’ve had a great…