Brownies support whales and dolphins

21 December 2018

Oil Transfer Banned In Scottish Dolphin Habitat

Campaign groups, including WDC were completely against this risky transfer of oil between ships going ahead as the potential harm to dolphins and other wildlife in the area is too great.

Ship-to-ship transfers involve one cargo ship moving crude oil or other petroleum products to another ship while they are moored alongside.

The oil transfers at sea mean that oil spills are a risk to dolphins, porpoises, minke whales, seals, seabirds and many other marine species that use the area. The proposed location within the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation for bottlenose dolphins was something WDC fought to stop.

WDC provided campaigning support to well organised local community campaigns (Nairn Rising and Cromarty Rising) and we are delighted that oil transfers will not be allowed in the area. Success!

Group of bottlenose dolphins

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