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


June 27, 2017 in News

Chinese white dolphin population dwindling

According to the latest official statistics, the number of Chinese white dolphins in Hong Kong waters has been decreasing. The dolphins rely on the city’s waters as part of their…

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June 21, 2017 in News

Get creative – be a winner for dolphins and whales

Marine Connection and Nalu have launched an exciting competition, giving you the opportunity of designing a unique glass bead to support the charity’s campaigning work to protect dolphins and whales…

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June 16, 2017 in News

Inside the Tanks – discussing cetacean captivity

Inside the Tanks is a new short film produced and presented by Jonny Meah whose idea was to produce something showing both sides of the issues behind keeping dolphins and…

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June 14, 2017 in News

The Whale Bowl – speaking out for Lolita

‘The Whale Bowl’ is a short documentary made by film students from Greenwich University in London, UK to help raise awareness about the plight of Lolita, the orca currently held…

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June 14, 2017 in News

Isle of Man signs up to ASCOBANS

The Isle of Man has signed up to the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (ASCOBANS). Located in the…

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June 12, 2017 in News

‘Big Watch at the Broch’ , Scotland

This weekend, Marine Connection attended the ‘Big Watch at the Broch’,  Burghead, Moray which was organised to raise awareness of the stunning marine wildlife that calls the north-east of Scotland…

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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