Little White and Little Grey are days away from their new ocean home!
I have such exciting news – in just a few days, we hope to move these two awesome belugas from the care pool into their new open water home in Klettsvik Bay, Iceland. Our care team and independent vets will be by their side throughout the very short journey (under 45 mins per beluga) from the land-side care facility to their new sea sanctuary care area in the bay.
In the picture below, you can see the sanctuary care area (with a practice dummy weight in the sling – that’s not a whale). Little Grey and Little White will need a short period there to acclimatise to their new natural environment and all the outdoor elements. Then, once our team and the vets have given them a full health assessment, they will be released into the wider sanctuary. Thank you so very much for your continued support, we can’t wait to share more news with you once they are in the bay.
It’s not too late to support our World Oceans Day appeal
We launched an appeal on World Oceans Day, 8th June – did you see the email from our CEO, Chris Butler-Stroud? He explained how whales are our allies in fighting the climate crisis and why we need your support to help us protect them, because if we save the whales, we help save the world and ourselves! It’s not too late to be a part of this. If you are able to make a donation, we promise to put it to good use. Every single gift – small or large – makes a difference.
Thank you for being with us . Whales and dolphins need people like you on their side!
With very best wishes on behalf of all of us at WDC,
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Action for porpoises!
More than 1,000 porpoises die in fishing nets in UK seas every year. This is a tragic and unnecessary loss of life. We need urgent government action now to keep these beautiful, intelligent beings safe in our seas.
Protecting the ocean
My colleague, Erich Hoyt, was in Australia working out which areas of ocean whales themselves might protect if they could draw lines around their favourite hangouts. Then the pandemic hit…
We know eating whales and dolphins can be bad for human health. In the light of coronavirus, it’s more important than ever to draw attention to the major potential health implications from continuing to eat them.
Visit our online shop
Our Scottish Dolphin Centre remains closed for now, however you can still browse the gift shop online! Shop our range of eco-friendly and ethically produced gifts, plus 100% of the profits to go protecting whales and dolphins.
More captive dolphins die
Two young captive dolphins have died within days of each other. One was a newborn held in a French theme park, the other, known as Teide, was in his early 20s when he died at Genoa Aquarium.
Lockdown fun for kids
Our Dolphin Defenders award is the ideal lockdown boredom-buster. All kids receive a certificate and a badge on completion. Suitable for all ages and fun is guaranteed!