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Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

A story about whales and humans

As well as working for WDC, I write books for young people. Stories; about the...
Risso's dolphin at surface

My lucky number – 13 years studying amazing Risso’s dolphins

Everything we learn about the Risso's dolphins off the coast of Scotland amazes us and...
Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for...
Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso's dolphins by sending us their...
Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

Talking crap and carcasses to protect our planet

We know we need to save the whale to save the world because they are...
Fin whale (balaenoptera physalus) Three fin whales Gulf of California.

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...

Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

People often ask me 'why' whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I'm a...
A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 species of whales and dolphins, from the...

Clever Girl Rainbow !

Hi Everyone,

Well, it’s my pleasure to announce that our lovely Rainbow has has a beautiful new baby, born just over a week ago. I’ve been watching her carefully and this morning was my fourth photo encounter with them together, yesterday they were with a big group in Kessock and the previous few days they have been around at Chanonry.

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

You may remember that Rainbow and Moonlight had babies in 2010 but Rainbows last calf didn’t survive it’s first winter – very, very sad, but this happens now and again. I’m keeping my finger and toes crossed that all goes well with this gorgeous little bundle of fun. Keep up with Rainbow and her new baby with my Tweets on Twitter and on the Fanofadoptadolphin Facebook page.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin