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


May 23, 2017 in News

Orca watch week 2017

Marine Connection is once again participating in the annual Orca Watch week at Duncansby Head, located on the most north-easterly part of the Scottish mainland.  At this time of year…

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May 19, 2017 in News

Salmon enhancement project to help hungry orcas

A unique salmon enhancement project on the southern tip of Vancouver Island has been launched to help increase supplies of large adult Chinook salmon in the Juan De Fuca Strait…

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May 18, 2017 in News

Update on Masra Al Arab project, Dubai

Following our previous report on plans released by global investment group Dubai Holding which showed killer whales being displayed as part of their $1.7billion Masra Al Arab project, we contacted…

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May 16, 2017 in News

UK researchers help protect Peru’s river dolphins

River dolphins (and Amazonian manatees) in Peru will benefit from new protection after researchers from the university’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall worked with Peruvian officials for more than two years…

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May 15, 2017 in News

New Dubai marine park to possibly display orca

Global investment company Dubai Holding has launched ‘Marsa Al Arab’, a large project spreading over an area of 4 million sq ft, comprising of two islands on both sides of…

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May 12, 2017 in News

Is St Lucia having second thoughts about dolphin park?

Following Prime Minister Allen Chastanet’s decision to cut funding to one of the leading Trusts’ on St Lucia who are supporting the campaign to stop the development of a dolphin…

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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