Welcome to your whale and dolphin news
Yesterday was World Orca Day so in celebration, I thought you might enjoy this beautiful image of a family travelling together in British Columbia, Canada. So peaceful yet so purposeful. Let’s all take a deep breath with these magnificent orcas! Thank you for everything you do to help us protect them.
If you were one of more than 90,000 people who signed our petition to stop the cruel experiments on live whales in Norway – thank you! If you haven’t yet signed, please do sign and share. The permit has run out for this year but the researchers plan to start again next summer and we want to get the petition to 100,000 signatures before we present it to Norway’s prime minister to ask her to think again.
Thank you ever so much for your continued support and I hope you enjoy this month’s e-news.
Julia Pix, WDC.
Adopt an orca
World Orca Day is a day for increasing awareness and protection of these incredible creatures and the ocean they live in. Did you know you can adopt an orca from just £4 a month? You’ll protect their home to give them a safer future.
Plastic Free July
We all need to reduce our plastic footprint. An easy place to start is by refusing items that are only designed to be used once. We’ve got tips for simple swaps for everyday items.
Keep out – kids only!
Ever wondered if whales have belly buttons? Find out the answer to this question and many more on Kidzone, the new section of our website just for kids (and curious grown ups)
Whale experiments halted
Thank you to everyone who signed our petition to stop the cruel hearing tests in Norway. Thankfully the permit has expired with no whales experimented on. But we need to stop plans to try again next year.
Shark Bay spongers
This dolphin is using a sponge to protect her from scratches as she forages for food. This tool use is just one example of the incredible multi-cultural dolphin society of Shark Bay, Australia. What we know about them is mind-blowing!
Norway’s atrocious whale hunt looks set to be the deadliest for years with more than 450 whales killed already this season. Most of the dead will likely be pregnant females
Baby orca rescue
This little orca, now named Toa, was found alone and stranded near Wellington, New Zealand this week. Rescuers are searching for his family.