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On Holiday Kesslet?

After not seeing any dolphin activity around the Inverness/Chanonry Point area for quite a while, I was getting a bit down in the dumps but then a phone call from Barbara Cheney at the Aberdeen University Lighthouse Field Station at Cromarty cheered me up – she had been watching WDC Adopt a Dolphin Kesslet, her…

As humpback numbers are on the rise around the world, one population still risks extinction

By Danika Warrens In the United States, the first 100 days of a newly elected president’s term are thought to represent the new administration’s ability to reach their proposed targets.  While largely symbolic rather than statutory, “the first 100 days” are closely watched by the media and their success measured by public approval ratings.  It is…

Not so clean cut: why WDC is right to bellyache about Norwegian whale meat!

Further to our recent story that a consignment of around 60 tons of Norwegian minke whale meat was given away to local needy people, comes the news that the company responsible, Myklebust Hvalprodukter (Myklebust Whale Products) – one of the country’s largest whale meat processors and exporters –  remains under special measures following concerns relating…

Bycatch – back on the agenda

You have likely seen in the media that common dolphins are washing ashore, dead, in droves in the southwest of England this winter. Not all of them have been caught in fishing nets accidentally, but some of them have. They are washing ashore elsewhere in the north east Atlantic too, including in large numbers in…

Give Some Love On Valentines Day…

With Valentines Day nearly upon us – are you totally stuck for that perfect gift to give?? Look no further folks – WDC has the answer – Adopt a gorgeous, big, bouncy Bottlenose dolphin  HERE  There are six individual dolphins to choose from – four girls and two boys and all living wild and free…

Really, Norway, you want to kill even more whales though no one wants to eat them?

Norwegian Fisheries Minister, Per Sandberg, has confirmed that Norway has allocated itself a quota of 999 minke whales for the 2017 catch, an increase of 119 whales on last year’s quota of 880. Norwegian whalers hunt minke whales for commercial purposes, exploiting a loophole around the Norway’s ‘objection’ to the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) global ban…