Why do whales and dolphins strand?

Sadly, thousands of whales and dolphins and porpoises die on shores across the globe every year, some through natural causes, some undoubtedly because of human activity. With your support WDC is at the forefront of looking at why whales and dolphins strand; of rescue efforts in some parts of the world and in helping reduce … Meer lezen

Live stranding! How you can help beached whales and dolphins

Stranding events (also known as beaching) involving cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) have been documented since the 4th century. Originally, people considered stranded cetaceans a gift from the gods, providing food and other resources. However, today’s society has mostly shifted its vision of strandings to animals in need of human help. In this post, we … Meer lezen

Rijkswaterstaat wil vaker dode walvissen laten liggen aan Walcherse kust: ‘Stankoverlast valt erg mee’

Rijkswaterstaat wil vaker dode, gestrande walvissen laten liggen zodat de kadavers op een natuurlijke manier kunnen vergaan. Op meerdere locaties in de Waddenzee wordt er nu een proef gedaan, maar er zijn ook verzoeken gekomen vanuit Zeeland om aangespoelde walvissen te laten liggen. Dat zegt projectleider Rick Hoeksema van Rijkswaterstaat. >> lees verder …