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Erfolg im Artenschutz für Wale und Delfine

ACCOBAMS ist das Abkommen zur Erhaltung von Walen und Delfinen im Mittelmeer und im Schwarzen Meer. Es bringt Regierungen aus dieser Region zusammen, um den Schutz von Walen, Delfinen und deren mariner Lebenswelt in ihren Gewässern voranzutreiben. Es gibt elf Wal- und Delfinarten, die in dieser Region leben – doch alle von ihnen sind durch…

Conservation successes for European whales and dolphins

ACCOBAMS is the acronym for the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and adjacent Atlantic area.  It brings governments in this region together to work out what they can do to ensure the conservation of whales and dolphins and the marine environment in this part of the world.  There…

Whale heroes

Researchers have recorded a number of cases where humpback whales seem to be intentionally rescuing other species. The motivation behind these actions are unknown, but it begs the questions whether these rescues are driven by the whales’ empathy. In the first of our guests blogs as part of #whaleweek, Kathryn Leckie from WDC partner ‘My…

Sperm whale cultural turn-over: moving on out

Decades of research on sperm whales in the Pacific has revealed a most remarkable social event.  Researchers have documented the large-scale relocation of cultural groups of sperm whales off the Galápagos Islands. Sperm whale clans can be differentiated by their unique click patterns, or codas. Researchers have been visiting the waters around the Galapagos over…

#MigrationNation – In Memory Of

As WDC’s office in North America enjoys the Thanksgiving holiday season with family and friends, we would like to take some time to honor the members of the critically endangered Southern Resident orca community who were lost this year.  Southern Resident orcas are incredibly social and family-oriented, and most offspring, both male and female, stay…

The Life of Riley, A WDC Shorewatch dog

Find out about WDC Shorewatch through the eyes of Riley the springer spaniel and his owner Steve Truluck. A dog that writes blogs? Pull the other one! OK so actually I’ve trained my human to type what he’s told; he’ll do anything for one of my cuddles. I’ve been asked to write a series of…