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Does social and racial justice have a place in saving whales?

The short answer is YES. The planet needs whales and whales need us, ALL of us, not just some of us. Whales have a very...
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Humpback whale “swallows” a diver? Not exactly.

For any media inquiries, please give us a call at 508-746-2522. Let's break it down - Could a diver fit in a humpback whale's mouth?...
Photo courtesy of Mystic Aquarium

Belugas arrive in US despite objections from WDC and others

Photo courtesy of Mystic Aquarium Any international movement of captive-held whales and dolphins risks encouraging further wild captures and trade around the world and perpetuates...
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Three new companies join the Whale SENSE community

Working on the Whale SENSE program ties together two of my favorite things - whales and my home state. In 2011, the first New Jersey...
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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...