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Humpback whale underwater

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Boto © Fernando Trujillo

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Orcas at the seabed

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Just Ticking Over…

Hi Everyone,

Dolphin sightings and actual activity are pretty much just ticking over at the moment – I caught a little bit of romping around by ID#1085 “Breeze” beside his auntie Squat Fin yesterday…

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

No adoption dolphins have been in at Chanonry for a few days now, even Kesslet and Charlie have gone missing but one of our old adoption dolphins ID#30 “Jigsaw” made another appearance at Chanonry and headed away with Zephyr, Tall Fin and her calf and a few others. Difficult to say how old a dolphin like Jigsaw could be but 50 years old is not unlikely. A grand old lady, still looking lovely with her very distinctive white fin fringe and big notch out of her dorsal fin.

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

The weather has turned really bitter and wet but hopefully I’ll get out after lunch for a rootle around and see who is hunting at Chanonry.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin