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About whales & dolphins

Welcome to the world of whales and dolphins

We still know relatively little about many of these species. Some have only been identified from bones and live in the deepest and most remote places in the ocean. Only by finding out more about their lives can we develop meaningful conservation measures that will protect them and their homes.

Blue whale

The world of whales and dolphins

An introduction to these amazing creatures and their lives beneath the surface. There is so much we still have to learn...

Breaching North Atlantic right whale

Meet the whales

Whales come in all shapes and sizes. Some you will probably be familiar with, others are so elusive and rare that even scientists have never seen them!

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Meet the dolphins and porpoises

From the awe-inspiring orca (killer whale) to the tiny vaquita, dolphins and porpoises are incredible. They are perfectly adapted for their aquatic world.

Brain Power

Dolphins have long been recognised as having a high degree of intelligence and are often compared to humans and other animals. But how exactly do you measure how intelligent a dolphin is? After all, their needs are very different to ours.

Stories from the surface

We are still learning so much about whales and dolphins. From the discovery of fossils that help tell us how they evolved, to new species being identified, here are some of the latest stories about these amazing creatures.

Research suggests up to three million whales were slaughtered in last century

Research suggests up to three million whales were slaughtered in last century

Researchers in the US have released a study that estimates the number of whales killed...
WDC partner wins top marine conservation honour

WDC partner wins top marine conservation honour

WDC is pleased to report that Olga Filatova, who has previously worked with WDC on...
New WDC research reveals story behind whale scars

New WDC research reveals story behind whale scars

WDC research fellow and co-director of the Russian Cetacean Habitat Project, Erich Hoyt has revealed that...
Whale song could reveal true impact of slaughter

Whale song could reveal true impact of slaughter

A team of scientists is about to leave New Zealand aboard a research ship on...

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