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


January 18, 2018 in News

Great news – right whales back in Cape Cod Bay

Researchers say they are encouraged by sightings of North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay. During an aerial surveillance recently, 14 of the rare whales were sighted within a…
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December 31, 2017 in News

Blue Planet II helps prompt responsible travel

The popularity of Blue Planet II will lead to a rise in eco-holidays, according to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) who has predicted that the BCC marine wildlife…
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December 20, 2017 in News

England’s resident dolphin pod

Dolphins around the South West coast of England have been sighted over the years, with many thought to be migrating along the coast from the Irish Sea to the Bay…
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December 19, 2017 in News

Humpback whale migration time in Hawaiian waters

It's that time of year again when majestic humpback whales can be seen close to shore in Hawaiian waters as they migrate from their feeding grounds off Alaska to breed,…
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December 15, 2017 in News

Alarming bycatch figures of common dolphins revealed

Over the past 12 months, 44 common dolphins were caught in fishing nets in the Bay of Plenty, a large bight in the northern coast of New Zealand's North Island.…
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December 8, 2017 in News

Plastic pollution – what a waste!

Around eight million tons of our plastic waste enter the oceans from land each year and is one of biggest threats to dolphins and whales. In the final episode of…
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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