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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...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...
Orcas at the seabed

The secrets of orca beach life

Rubbing on smooth pebbles is a generations-old cultural tradition for a particular group of orcas...

Tantalising Glimpses…

Hi Everyone,

It’s nice to be out in the fresh air looking for dolphins again and yes – there are signs of movement. A friend of mine that lives at Chanonry spotted some dolphins in the distance the day after I saw Kesslet, Charlie and Scoopy and he said that there were more than three…encouraging stuff ! It’s always difficult to judge, especially in windy conditions like in the photo below, whether that really is a dolphin or two (in this case it is two dolphins) or maybe it’s just a big wave getting caught by the wind and looking like the splash that a dolphin would make.

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©WDC/Charlie Phillips

It can be like watching any type of wildlife, you can eventually “train” your eyes to see the exact species that you are looking for as once you have seen, say your first Golden Eagle, it will be much easier to see them in the future instead of getting them mixed up with other species.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin