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Sightings Update from Chanonry Point

There have been reasonable amounts of dolphins in the Chanonry Point area just recently, however the tides have been poor and it has taken the dolphins until halfway through the rising tide to really arrive properly and start to hunt. Amongst eight or so dolphins that were hunting in the Chanonry area late yesterday afternoon…

What does the referendum decision mean for whales and dolphins?

We don’t yet know how the UK’s political future will play out, or precisely how it will affect whales and dolphins and our work to protect them. That will depend on the type of relationship the UK has with the EU, on the type of government we have, and how committed both bodies are to…

Buyer Beware – WDC asks you to make sure your shopping is really supporting your cause

Cause-related marketing can be a win/win situation for both commercial retailers and charitable organizations when a reputable for-profit business agrees to give a percentage of its sales to a registered charity. For example, WDC recently partnered with West Marine, a boating supply and fishing retailer, and 10% of your purchase from West Marine can benefit WDC’s efforts…

Forgotten dolphins # 2 WDC’s Tour Operator Campaign – the story so far.

Sign the petition now! Here in the UK, WDC is rightly proud that the last dolphinarium closed its doors over 20 years ago and there is no political will or public desire for them to reopen anytime soon. Sadly, a different attitude seems to prevail among many British holidaymakers whilst on holiday abroad as the…

Orca Month 2016

Each year in June, residents of Washington State celebrate the return of the critically endangered Southern Resident orca community to local waters with an annual Orca Month celebration.  These fish-eating orcas return to the inland waters of the Salish Sea each spring and summer to forage on salmon, which are also returning to the area…

Sharing the Seas: Safe Boating for Sailors and Whales

As WDC North America’s Conservation and Education Manager, I spend a lot of my time working on outreach projects to educate children and adults about whales and dolphins.  One of my favorite roles is educating boaters about operating safely around whales.  For the past five years I have worked on programs for commercial whale watching…