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On My "Summer Holidays"

Hi Folks,

Well, that's my main dolphin season over for another year so it's time for a wee break but don't worry - I'll be back soon and I'll tell you if I was able to see any other nice wildlife. Mind you - I am spoiled where I am - very few things equal this sort of sight in my book...

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Best Wishes,

Charlie.

HB Grandi share profits bankroll Icelandic fin whaling

Multi-millionaire fin whaler, Kristjan Loftsson, just got richer. According to a recently-published annual report for the year to September 2013, his fin whaling company, Hvalur Ltd., made a good profit last year, with almost a billion ISK (986 million ISK, around £5.1 million) paid out in dividends to shareholders.

Big name supermarkets won’t touch HB Grandi seafood

WDC, working with NGOs including AWI (Animal Welfare Institute), EIA (Environmental Investigation Agency) and ProWildlife, approached major retailers and seafood suppliers in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, asking them to audit their supply chain for the presence of HB Grandi seafood and to state clearly whether they opposed commercial whaling.  

Sad News for the Southern Residents

L120, the new calf who was just born in early September, has sadly gone missing and is assumed to have died.  L120 was the first new calf in the critically endangered Southern Resident population since 2012, and offered some hope for the group after two other members of L pod were confirmed missing and likely deceased this summer.

My Final (Sea) Glimpse From The Scottish Dolphin Centre

As many of the recent blog posts from the Scottish Dolphin Centre can attest, we really can’t believe that autumn and the end of the season is upon us. Before myself and fellow education volunteer Laura say our farewells, we do still have some fun and games planned for the centre’s October Wildlife Warriors club. Getting ready for the winter is the overarching theme of our activities whether that be stocking up on food or making the move to warmer climes and lots in between.

Where is Wave?

Some worrying news from WDC's dolphin adoption programme in Adelaide, Australia...

Port River resident Wave has not been seen since mid-September and anxiety is mounting among local dolphin watchers.

Wave was sighted with a very small dead calf we suspect was still born on September 10 and, as is normal in the species, protected it for several days before abandoning it. Unfortunately, the calf’s body was never found so we have no way of knowing why it died. This death means Wave’s last three calves have all died.

Wear A Bigger Jacket...

Hi Everyone,

It is getting very windy, grey and cold up here in the Moray Firth and the light levels during the day are really dropping. Sightings of our dolphins round about Kessock and Chanonry are getting less and less but a little patience can be rewarded. Go equipped with a pair of binoculars, warm layers of clothing and a really big jacket to places like Spey Bay, Chanonry Point and the Kessock Channel and keep watching as winter fish like sprats and herring are starting to arrive which can tempt dolphins to travel around the coast looking for snacks.

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