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Tilikum in captivity

Expedia No Longer Endorsing Interactions or Performances By Whales and Dolphins

WDC welcomes the news from online travel company Expedia Groups that they've updated their animal welfare policy to address captive-held whales and dolphins.  Expedia will...
Humpback whale breaches out of the water

COP26 -Save the whales, save the world!

COP26 - the UN Climate Change Conference kicked off this week in Glasgow. This global summit brings together countries from around the world to talk...
Ramari Steward and nihongore skeleton Credit: Tanya Cumberland

Newly discovered whale species – introducing Ramari’s beaked whale (Mesoplodon eueu)!

Ramari Steward and nihongore skeleton Credit: Tanya Cumberland New species of whale includes "traditional" naming by carrying an Indigenous name and the name of a...

New population estimate deal another blow to critically endangered North Atlantic right whales

A new population estimate released by the New England Aquarium indicates the population of North Atlantic right whale declined by another 8% between 2019 and...
Southern Resident Orcas

Northwest elected leaders to assess breaching the Snake River dams

Southern Resident orcas need Snake River salmon, and a new announcement from key elected officials in the Pacific Northwest moves us one important step closer...
credit: Hysazu Photography

Joint response concerning “no apparent shortage of prey for Southern Resident killer whales” in the Salish Sea

October 14, 2021 On October 12, the University of British Columbia (UBC) issued a press release claiming that a newly published study[i] has "debunked" the idea...