At Marine Connection our work is motivated by the belief that every cetacean – whether dolphin, whale or porpoise – is entitled to a life free from confinement, suffering, fear or distress.
Our campaigns aim to emphasise the rights of cetaceans as non-human persons.
Our mission is to inspire and educate the global community to help create a better, safer world for all cetaceans. Each and every one of us can make a difference, and together we can achieve significant change.
“Supporting the work of the Marine Connection was a decision taken with great responsibility as I am aware my patronage of the charity and their cause may encourage others. Marine Connection campaigns are extremely effective in supporting dolphin and whale protection and conservation, all money donated is spent with care, therefore I have no hesitation in giving my wholehearted support to the charity and their work.”
David Essex OBE
Orca calf Kyara dies at SeaWorld
The last orca whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program has died at the San Antonio park. 3-month-old Kyara died Monday, July 24 after her health continued to…Read More
International shipping supports science to protect orcas
Ships passing through a sensitive area off British Columbia’s coast, have agreed to slow down in an effort to protect the critically endangered southern resident killer whale population. One of the…Read More
Minke whale dies in fishing gear
A female minke whale died after becoming entangled in fishing gear off Scotland’s west coast. Her tail fluke is believed to have become tangled in a creel rope off the…Read More
Ocean Film Festival returns to the UK
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour returns to the UK this autumn for the fourth year running, bringing an evening of inspirational and jaw dropping ocean films from independent film…Read More
Dolphins follow WA fishing trawlers for food
The incidental capture of wildlife in fishing gear presents a global conservation challenge. As a baseline to inform assessments of the impact of bycatch on bottlenose dolphins interacting with the…Read More
Strandings – F Archell (BDMLR), Solitary Cetaceans – Terry Whittaker, Whaling – M Dodds