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Having a fun lunchtime...

WDC Adopt a Dolphin star Kesslet has been doing a lot of hunting around the Kessock Channel and Inverness Harbour area recently and yesterday, along with her son Charlie, she was getting some nice salmon, and was enjoying herself so much that she went backwards with a fish in her mouth, as you can see in this dista

Slowing Things Down....

Here's a little slow-motion clip of some dolphins hunting salmon at Chanonry Point recently, you will see the salmon being ejected by the dolphin, this is done because the dolphin wasn't completely happy about the way that the fish was positioned in the throat, so ejects the fish and tries again - Adopt a Dolphin Rainbow is in the backgroun

Battle Scars...

Life can be rough at this time of year as an adult male dolphin - territories and females to defend, disputes to settle and also keeping some of the young upstart "lads" firmly in their place...it's all go.

Hello Moonlight !

The local dolphins are a bit scattered around the Inner Moray Firth just now trying to find the best places to find food as the migratory salmon run is a bit sporadic, but thankfully there is enough to go round and not long ago I had the pleasure of Moonlight popping right up in front of me and not far away was her lovely son (who should be getting a nice name soon) and they were joining in hu

Lifting The Spirits

While out on an unplanned and unexpected boat trip last Sunday I was really pleased to see a group of dolphins heading west past Hopeman on the Moray Firth coast.

Rain, Rain, Come Again...

We have had a very dry spell of weather up here in the Moray Firth area of Scotland for a long time and at long last there has been some heavy rain to raise the river levels a little and this means that the migratory salmon will start running in from the sea again after a week or two of little activity.

Rainbow at Last!

Today I had my first good sighting of WDC adoption star Rainbow this season, I knew she had been spotted recently by Sarah from the Ecoventures tour boat but it was great getting her and her lovely son Indigo in my cameras viewfinder again.

Some Sad News...

Sadly we think that Kesslet has lost her latest baby at around 7 months old as it has been over two weeks now with no sightings of a cute little dinky dorsal fin next to either Kesslet or Charlie. Dolphins calves at this age are still very maternally dependant and couldn't survive on their own.

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