The weather in this later part of October has been wonderful - meaning I have had plenty of opportunity for getting out and tracking down the Adopt a Dolphin individual dolphins that you so generously support.
The autumn gales are making the seas around the Black Isle very rough and not very comfortable to be on for us humans - but the resident dolphins don't mind rough seas, a few feet under the surface it is a much more serene world than the spray filled upper surface.
I had a wonderful day recently out at sea onboard Aberdeen University's research boat.
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
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.
The sightings of dolphins around Chanonry Point have gone rather quiet for the past week so I ventured out onto the water recently courtesy of Ecoventures, the local tour boat operator at Cromarty to see if I could find dolphins a little bit farther out to sea and yes, we did manage to catch up with three of the WDC Ad