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Kylie Schwartz

How Kylie Made A Whale of A Difference

Amanda shared with me that Kylie was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer during her senior year of college. During her 8 months of treatment,...
Gray whale deaths have spiked on the West Coast

Pacific Gray Whale Population Drops by Nearly 25%

Being taken off the endangered species list sadly doesn't guarantee a carefree future for whales.  Recent research estimates that the population of Pacific gray whales...
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The Power of Three North Atlantic Right Whales

I kid you not when I say that a normal chain of thoughts in my head goes something like this: 'don't forget to swing by...
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My 100 Million Dollar Idea – Whales!

Through all of the different roles I fill at WDC and in the marine mammal community, I am a biologist at heart. I love learning...
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Enter to win a virtual ticket to the pre-screening of National Geographic’s “Secrets of the Whales”

This 4-part series plunges viewers deep within the epicenter of whale culture to experience the extraordinary communication skills and intricate social structures of five different...
Image: Peter Flood

I signed a petition…now what?

More than ever before, critically endangered North Atlantic right whales have really stolen my heart this year. I felt it deeply when I heard about...
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Home of Southern Resident Orcas Named a Mission Blue Hope Spot

WDC is proud to be among the groups supporting the declaration of the Salish Sea, a body of water between Washington State and British Columbia...
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Right Whales Need a Treatment Plan, Not Just a Diagnosis

*This blog was coauthored by Erica Fuller. Erica is a Senior Attorney for Conservation Law Foundation and works primarily on federal fisheries and protected species...

Teenage captive orca dies at facility in Tenerife

Skyla, a female orca was born at SeaWorld in Orlando (US) in 2004 to mother Kalina and father Tilikum. She was just two years of...