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.

David Essex“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

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The Issues

captive orca


the moral dispute

Cetacean Bycatch

Cetacean Bycatch

net entanglement

Taiji drive hunt

Drive Hunts

a cruel practice

stranded pilot whale


causes, who to call

solitary cetaceans

Social/Solitary Cetaceans

a rare phenomenon

Whaling Ships Iceland (c) M Dodds


controversial kills


September 19, 2017 in News

Whale drags fishing gear more than 1,700km

A humpback whale, which died on a NSW mid-north coast beach, Australia had dragged  fishing gear/ ropes more than 1,700 kilometres. The whale was initially freed from its entanglement but…

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September 7, 2017 in News

Haichang looking to develop Ocean Parks in Asia and Africa

China’s largest marine park operator, Haichang Ocean Parks Holdings, has been in discussion with several mainland state-owned infrastructure builders, to develop three to four ocean parks along China’s new silk…

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September 5, 2017 in News

Abu Dhabi SeaWorld to be indoor theme park

The theme park on Yas Island will be an indoor attraction so that it can attract visitors year-round. The first SeaWorld park developed without orcas, it will integrate up-close animal…

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August 31, 2017 in News

Baby boom in Sarasota Bay area

A record number of dolphin babies have been born this year in the Sarasota Bay area. During the 2017 calving season, 19 calves have been documented and these calves joined…

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August 28, 2017 in News

Disturbance to cetaceans in Scottish waters

Scottish Government-led Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Scotland (PAW Scotland) is urging boat and marine craft operators to respect Scotland’s marine wildlife after reports of operators getting too close…

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August 24, 2017 in News

Changfeng Ocean World belugas destined for Iceland

The two belugas currently held at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, China are to be moved to a sanctuary in the Westman Islands, Iceland. UK based Merlin Entertainments acquired the…

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Photo Credits: Main pic – Judith Scott Photography, Captivity – Dziss26, Bycatch – M Gavet, Drive Hunts – Elsa Nature Conservancy,
Strandings – F Archell (BDMLR), Solitary Cetaceans – Terry Whittaker, Whaling – M Dodds