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Risso's dolphin

Thank you so much for your support 

Whales and dolphins are amazing. I think I learn something new about them every day! Did you know that orcas, narwhals, belugas and short-finned pilot whales are the only mammals other than humans known to experience menopause? Find out more below.

WDC researcher, Nicola Hodgins took this gorgeous photo of a Risso’s dolphin while she was carrying out field work from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides this summer. Find out about her incredible encounters with Risso’s and common dolphins in the story below and hear how we’re bringing Risso’s researchers together to share knowledge and find ways to collaborate to protect them.

We never stop learning about whales and dolphins and the more we understand, the more we are awed by them and determined to protect them. 

Thank you again for your support  – whales and dolphins are safer because they have you on their side and we are so glad to have you with us.

Julia Pix, WDC

A Risso's dolphin leaping

Amazing dolphin sightings

Through our research project on Scotland’s Isle of Lewis we’ve discovered hybrids of bottlenose and Risso’s dolphins and helped get a protected area agreed to keep Risso’s dolphins safe. This season was incredible for dolphin activity!WOW SO MANY DOLPHINS4

Whale and ship

Hope for whales in Japan?

News that Japan’s prime minister is stepping down offers the Japanese government a rare opportunity to press the reset button on whaling – a practice which costs it dearly in subsidies and international reputation. WDC CEO, Chris Butler-Stroud reflects.INSIGHT ON JAPAN’S WHALING

Delphis Eco

Clean conscience

We’re teaming up with environmentally friendly cleaning product company, Delphis Eco, on two exclusive cleaning bundles. Claim your 5% discount and help to keep your home clean and family safe whilst protecting whales, dolphins and the ocean. GO GREEN WITH DELPHIS ECO

Rastus the dog

A dog who loves dolphins

Meet Rastus, an extraordinary dog with an incredible relationship with dolphins. He seems to hear dolphins talking with one another beneath the waves and recognise different pods. If you love dogs and dolphins, this story will make you smile.AN AMAZING DOG’S TALE

Risso's dolphins

Risso’s collective 

The saying ‚two heads are better than one‘ is true when it comes to learning about dolphins. That’s why we’ve brought together Risso’s researchers all around the world. When we share our experience we grow our knowledge and improve conservation.SHARING THE LOVE

North Atlantic right whale

Extinction emergency

Our scientists joined 250 experts from all over the world to call for protection for whales and dolphins. More than half of the 90 species are under threat with some headed for extinction if we don’t take urgent action to save them.PROTECTION NOW

Dolphins jumping

Build a better future

We are delighted to be joining forces with charities Action Against Hunger and World Land Trust with Humble Bundle’s Better Futures game bundle. Buy yours today and help us build a better future for whales and dolphins, our communities and the planet.HELP US MAKE A CHANGE

A orca leaps

An evolutionary puzzle

Orcas are one of only five species known to experience menopause. The others are short-finned pilot whales, belugas, narwhals and humans. Professor Darren Croft explores why female orcas live so long after they stop having babies. ORCA MYSTERIES

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