Reflection – what this remarkable whale teaches us about humpbacks and their fascinating lives – Whale and Dolphin Conservation

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

Will we ever see an end to whale and dolphin captures in Russia?

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

What was it like to be in the rescue team at the Tasmania pilot whale stranding?

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