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Facebook Fundraisers


Facebook Fundraisers Fundraising for WDC through a Facebook Fundraiser is an easy and effective way to help whales and dolphins. Create your own fundraiser by setting up a simple fundraiser page through your Facebook account and spread the word throughout your Facebook community! Once your fundraiser is complete, Facebook will transfer the funds to WDC…

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07/01/2022


Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it


At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we’re working hard to bring whales and the ocean into climate conversations at the highest levels. I lead WDC’s ‘Green Whale‘ team and this week I’m at the United Nations Ocean Conference in Lisbon talking to policymakers about the vital roles whales play in our fight against the climate crisis.…

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06/28/2022


Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years


As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first to be killed in four years. Hopes remain that the cruel practice will end in 2023 after the country’s Fisheries Minister, Svandís Svavarsdóttir cast doubt over its future a few weeks ago, saying that there is now little justification for authorizing…

Majestic fin whales

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06/24/2022


Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation


A survey of Icelandic people has confirmed that the majority believe whaling damages Iceland’s reputation.  According to the new survey conducted by Maskína for the Icelandic Nature Conservation Association, only 6.1% thought the hunts have a good effect on the country’s reputation, while only 21% consider whaling to be important for the economy. A mere…

06/17/2022


Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season


Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year’s annual hunt for whales and could kill up to 150 Bryde’s whales and 25 sei whales by the time the season finishes in mid-November. This year’s hunt is scheduled to begin on June 13th with the whaling ship Yushin Maru No.3 and its mother ship…

06/15/2022


Five Facts About Orcas


Orcas, also known as killer whales, are one of the most recognizable and popular species of whales and dolphins. Orcas are so fascinating and we wanted to share five of our favorite facts about them! 1. Orcas are black and white to help them camouflage in the ocean.   Orcas are instantly recognizable due to their…

06/06/2022


Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?


University of Alaska Fairbanks Master’s student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to measure temperature and salinity of seawater in Southeast Alaska. Credit: Sarah Mastroni We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little understood impact whales have on marine productivity and carbon capture.  The projects, run…

05/23/2022


Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?


We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little understood impact whales have on marine productivity and carbon capture.  The projects, run by scientists from US and UK universities, will explore the extent to which whales transfer vital nutrients as they feed, defecate and migrate.  The Alaska Whale Pump…

Humpback whales in Alaska

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Offshore Wind: Don’t Blow It


Recently, new areas were added to the growing list of potential sites for offshore wind development on both the East and West Coasts of the U.S.  The Biden-Harris Administration announced the news with excitement, as these two areas – off the coast of Oregon and in the Central Atlantic – are part of the Administration’s…

05/17/2022


Ukraine invasion may have triggered dolphin deaths


Following reports a few weeks ago that military dolphins were being used by Russia as part of its invasion of Ukraine, it now seems that more dolphins may have been casualties in the ongoing war. Scientists think that the increase in noise pollution caused by Russian naval activity in the northern Black Sea could be…

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05/12/2022


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