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


November 11, 2017 in News

No ‘paradise’ for Best Western swimming pool dolphins

Marine Connection was recently alerted to a new dolphin facility at the Best Western Hotel in Dilijan, Armenia. After further investigations, we discovered that two dolphins had been exported from…

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November 7, 2017 in News

St Lucia – proposed dolphin park update

Having recently returned from a visit to Dolphin Discovery in Mexico, the company who wish to develop a dolphin facility on St Lucia, Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet commented to reporters…

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November 2, 2017 in News

Plastics found in almost 10% of cetaceans in Irish waters

Almost ten percent of whales, dolphins, and porpoises examined as part of a new Irish study were found to have plastics in their digestive tracts. The study published in Environmental…

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October 20, 2017 in News

Hope for New Zealand’s endangered dolphins

At last, there is hope for this species as New Zealand’s Labour Party under the new Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern plus NZ First and the NZ Green Party all back…

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October 11, 2017 in News

Circus tent housing dolphin show in Beirut

Marine Connection has been alerted to a temporary dolphin show/swim programme in Beirut operated by Cirque Du Liban, displaying dolphins currently on loan from Dolphina in Egypt. This has been…

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October 9, 2017 in News

Attacks on porpoises by bottlenose dolphins

Harbour porpoises found dead on the Scottish coast are likely to have been the victim of attacks by bottlenose dolphins. Many of these small marine mammals have sustained injuries including…

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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