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Whale AID 2023: A Night of Music and Hope for North Atlantic Right Whales

The inaugural Whale AID concert to support Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s (WDC’s) work to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales rocked the house – literally. The brainchild of Hayden Arnot, founder of Nantucket Crisps, the concert brought together the unparalleled talent of world class musicians and artists, along with the more than 900 fans…

North Atlantic right whale - Peter Flood


Norway ups whale kill numbers and removes whale welfare protections

The whaling season in Norway has begun on the back of disturbing announcements from the country’s government stating the number of whales that can be killed (quota) will increase, while measures in place to protect whale welfare will be removed. The number of whales that the government will allow whalers to kill will go up…

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Commonwealth Corps Service Internship

COMMONWEALTH CORPS: OUTREACH AND EDUCATION SPECIALIST The deadline to apply is June 11,2023. The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages, backgrounds, and identities in direct service to strengthen communities, address critical needs, and increase volunteerism. Through hands-on experience, Commonwealth Corps members gain professional skills and…



WDC and Conservation Partners Continue to Seek Oregon Endangered Species Protection for Southern Resident Orcas

On Friday, April 21st, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will determine whether the petition submitted earlier this year by WDC and our conservation partners Defenders of Wildlife and the Center for Biological Diversity to list the Southern Resident orcas under the Oregon Endangered Species Act presents enough information to move forward with the listing. …

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WDC conducts milestone seal rescue in Marshfield

For Immediate Release, April 10, 2023 MARSHFIELD, MA – A young grey seal was found resting on Old Rexhame Beach in Marshfield on Monday, April 3rd.  The seal was reported to Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s Marine Animal Rescue and Response (MARR) hotline by Marshfield’s Animal Control Officer just after 9 AM. They reported that the…


Whale AID Music Festival

Join us for Whale AID 2023 – a benefit concert for North Atlantic right whales WHAT: Music Festival WHEN: Thursday, May 18th, 6:00PM WHERE: Big Night Live, Boston, MA TICKETS: $57.50 Hosted by Nantucket Crisps to support Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s work to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale. Featuring an impressive lineup…

North Atlantic right whale. Photo by Regina Asmutis-Sylvia



Ambitious plan to free captive orca Lolita announced

The new owner of the Miami Seaquarium in the US has announced that it is exploring plans to release captive orca Tokitae, also known as Lolita, back into a sea sanctuary in her home waters of the Pacific Northwest. Tokitae has been held captive in a tank for over 50 years and kept alone for…

Southern Resident whales

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One Whale of an Auction

Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has partnered with local artist Erik Simmons of Scituate, MA to offer a “One Whale of an Auction” of a hand-carved whale April 3rd- April 23rd.  The auction is open! Click here to place a bid. Who? Artist Erik Simmons and the Giving Whales Project have partnered with WDC to auction…



Whale and Dolphin Conservation partners with local artist for art auction

PLYMOUTH, MA – Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has partnered with local artist Erik Simmons of Scituate, MA to offer a “One Whale of an Auction” of a hand-carved whale.  The auction will be hosted on eBay starting April 3rd and ending April 12th, 2023.  Proceeds from the auction will benefit WDC’s landmark Marine Animal…


How can you tell the difference between seals and sea lions?

Seals vs. Sea lions – what’s the difference? Despite our name, Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s Marine Animal Rescue and Response team works with whales, dolphins, and seals! That’s right, we see four species of seals in Massachusetts and our team regularly receives reports of stranded seals in need of help. Two species – harbor seals and…



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