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Short-finned pilot whale © Nicola Hodgins/WDC

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End whale and dolphin captivity

Lockdown never ends– why TUI needs to stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity and how you can help

Sign our petition. Call on TUI to help end lockdown for whales and dolphins. SIGN NOW I've been lucky enough to see whales and dolphins...
Bottlenose dolphins visit Cromarty

Two dolphins die after unusual visit by pod in Scotland

While the Moray Firth is famous for its resident bottlenose dolphins, the 50 or so dolphins that were involved in this visit were from a...
Morgan the orca in captivity © C. Robles

Another captive orca tragedy as Morgan’s calf Ula dies

A young female orca in the wild may expect to live a long life in excess of 60 years. Loro Parque started keeping orcas in...
Sei whale surfacing

Celebrating a major milestone towards protecting endangered sei whales

In the Falklands, sei whales are most often seen alone or in small groups of two to four individuals. © Caroline Weir Sei whales are...
Beluga whales in the wild

Beluga whale Havok dies in captivity months after transfer

Havok was the only male beluga in the group that was transferred from Marineland in Ontario, Canada to Mystic in Connecticut, USA. WDC strongly opposed...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter ORES

Net zero – why Norway’s pointless and cruel hearing experiments on minke whales must be scrapped

It's hard to know whether to breathe a sigh of relief that this year's risky hearing experiments on juvenile minke whales off northern Norway have...
Beluga whales in sanctuary.

Beluga move update from the SEA LIFE Trust and WDC

We wanted to let you know that the planned move back into the wild sea sanctuary for belugas, Little White and Little Grey has had...

Love Japan, love the Olympics, love whales – why Japan needs to stop killing whales to save the planet

In times of crisis it's important to have opportunities to take our minds off things. The Olympic Games provide just that for many of us...
Dolphin at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

Dolphins galore – a different kind of summer on Scotland’s Moray Firth

We've spotted so many bottlenose dolphins here at the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre over the past few months. WDC staff get just as excited as...