Dolphins, porpoises and whales are suffering and dying right now in UK seas to put fish and shellfish on our plates. We know the solutions. We CAN stop this.
Norway’s whale hunters continue to kill large numbers of minke since the hunt season began on 1st April. ‘Last summer marked a four-year high with 503 whales killed’, says WDC anti whaling campaigner Vanessa Williams-Grey. ‘But this year, the whalers seem intent on a record killing spree just to make a point – already killing … Meer lezen
Reflection, like all humpback whales, was born with a unique black and white pattern on the underside of her tail which will remain unchanged throughout her life. Her name was inspired by her tail’s symmetry – both the outline and pigment pattern on the left and right sides are similar, rather like giant butterfly wings. … Meer lezen
Like us, whales and dolphins have special cells in their brains called spindle neurons. These are associated with advanced abilities such as recognising, remembering, communicating, perceiving, adapting to change, problem-solving and understanding. So it seems that whales and dolphins are deep thinkers. >> read more …
Over 100 pilot whales have been saved after beaching themselves near the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. Local volunteers and Navy personnel have been on the scene attempting to rescue the whales and many have been guided back into deeper water, although there is still a risk that some may strand on the coastline again. >> … Meer lezen
The infamous whale jail on Russia’s Far East coast stands empty. Between late summer 2018 and November 2019, more than 100 wild-caught beluga whales and orcas were held in tiny, crowded pens awaiting sale to overseas aquaria. As winter set in, ice began to cover the enclosures and a worldwide effort surfaced to raise awareness of the terrible fate of the … Meer lezen
Dr Maddie Brasier is a marine biologist at the University of Tasmania and member of the Wildcare Tasmania Whale Rescue Volunteer First Response Team having been trained in whale rescue by Parks and Wildlife Tasmania. She’s also a WDC supporter and has been selling her beautiful knitted whale hats on etsy to raise money for … Meer lezen