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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...

Animal culture crucial for conservation says new research paper

New research published today in The Royal Society Journal Proceedings B  creates a compelling case for integrating the social learning and culture of creatures like...
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Norway urged to abandon plans to experiment on captured whales

WDC has teamed up with the Animal Welfare Institute and NOAH (Norway's largest NGO for animals) to urge the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) to...
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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...
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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...