Tackling the issues

Dolphins in front of rig in Moray Firth

Pollution

Pollution can come in the form of oil and chemical spills, from human waste and from increasing noise levels in the water, all of which can have a terrible effect on whales and dolphins
Attending pilot whale stranding in Scotland

Strandings and rescue

Each year, thousands of whales and dolphins are found dead or stranded around our coastlines

Boat traffic

A whale or dolphin hit by a vessel (boat or ship) is likely to die or be severely injured and these collisions now threaten the very survival of some endangered species