A message from Dougie
"I’m so excited to share my new book with you. Few animals do more for our climate than whales so it’s really important that we all do our part in protecting these Goliaths of the ocean.
I first started to understand the lasting damage single-use plastic pollution is having on animals when a palaeontologist showed me a massive ball of plastic bags which was found in the body of a camel in the Sahara Desert, after the litter ended up there. It’s horrifying to think that this is happening everywhere – including in the ocean.
Since that moment, I have continually campaigned to change the way we use and consume plastics. The Whale Watchers is the next instalment in my efforts to educate children and adults, and I’m really proud to have partnered with BRITA and WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) to produce this novel.
The Whale Watchers really highlights that when businesses, charities and people come together, we can really make a change."