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Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...
We need whale poo 📷 WDC NA

Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
WDC's Ed Fox, Chris Butler-Stroud and Carla Boreham take a message from the ocean to parliament

Taking a message from the ocean to parliament

It's a sad fact that whales and dolphins don't vote in human elections, but I...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Tokitae in captivity

Talking to TUI – will they stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity?

Last Thursday I travelled to Berlin for a long-anticipated meeting with TUI senior executives. I...

Normal Service Will Be Resumed…

Hi Everyone,

I’m back at work now after a bit of a complicated and hectic period involving destroyed camera gear and a family bereavement – I hope that you haven’t missed me too much 😉

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©Susan Phillips

A few weeks ago I was doing a bit of filming with BBC Newsround out on a boat and a combination of the boat speeding up, wind and tide conditions and just bad luck meant a huge wave came over the side of the boat right where I was and sadly two of my cameras and two zoom lenses (thankfully not my huge lens) were swamped in seawater. The BBC camerman had a lucky escape but even he was worried about his big filming camera as it was given a slightly less heavy soaking than my equipment but salt water can destroy electrical gizmo’s quicker than you can say “Bottlenose dolphin”.

I’m waiting for replacement gear to come from my insurance company, hopefully in the next few days and then we can get back to normal.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin