Mistaken Identity...

Our fundamental knowledge about the wonderful Bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth/East Coast of Scotland and especially those individuals in the WDC Adopt a Dolphin programme comes from the ability to be able to identify individuals within the population - the dorsal fin on the dolphins back being the biggest an

Meeting a baby rough-toothed dolphin off La Gomera

Everyone is getting really excited on our whale watching boat: we have dolphins bowriding! Maybe the little Atlantic spotted dolphins, or bottlenose dolphins? But a closer look tells me: they don’t have spots and are darker than the bottlenose dolphins. Maybe they are … yes they are!

WDC at the 66b meeting of the IWC Scientific Committee

The 66b meeting of the Scientific Committee (SC) of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was held in Bled, Slovenia from June 4th to 20th, 2016 and gathered together more than 150 international experts to discuss issues concerning conservation and management of cetaceans.

Welcome To The World Little One....

Yesterday while doing my usual dolphin work at Chanonry Point I noticed something very small bobbing about near one of the adults away in the distance. As the group of dolphins moved closer I realised that one of the female dolphins had recently given birth to a gorgeous tiny baby, my first sighting of a neonate of this season.

Adopt a Dolphin Update

With summer being in full swing in the Moray Firth it's normal at this time of year to have daily sightings of lots of local dolphins including the six individual dolphins that you can adopt with WDC.


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