Wild Dolphin Project In Aberdeen

Swimming With Spotted DolphinsFrom 23rd June – 29th August, the streets of Aberdeen will come alive with giant sculptures of dolphins.

The project is led by WDC Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the ARCHIE Foundation working in partnership with Wild in Art the UK’s leader in the development, management and production of spectacular mass-appeal public art events.

Check out the website with all the details.

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Yangtze Finless Porpoise Nearly Extinct

Sad news about the world’s only freshwater porpoise. The latest survey shows a startling decline to near extinction. It is the only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, which has turned into a busy channel with heavy boat traffic.

Read more about this critically endangered cetaecans.

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Cetacean Life in Scottish Waters

Atlantic Spotted DolphinThe seas off western Scotland contain a remarkably high level of biodiversity and are one of the most important European habitats for cetaceans.

In 2013 the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) will conduct a survey to monitor population numbers and compile data on the cetacean population. Very informative article with surprising facts.

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Frontline’s ‘A Whale Of A Business’ Finally Airs On YouTube

It’s been 15 years since the documentary was first released in November 1997, but it is still considered one of the most telling exposures of the captive marine mammal industry. It is a must-see video for everybody. Captivity is not an option!

Read an article about it with further links.

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Tracking Endangered Dolphins With Drones

Hi-tech silent drones could be used to fish out the whereabouts of the elusive and endangered Maui’s dolphins. The quest to save Maui’s dolphins has been at the centre of a controversial law change that will see an existing set-net ban extended along the entire Taranaki coastline, affecting the commercial fishing industry, which catches most of its fish within the 3.7km ban zone. Another article suggests that the outcome will show that no dolphins are endangered and the ban will be lifted again in no time.

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