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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?

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Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

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Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

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Fin whale (balaenoptera physalus) Three fin whales Gulf of California.

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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

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Orca (ID171) breaches off the coast of Scotland © Steve Truluck.

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Hi Everyone,

I had a lovely afternoon at Chanonry yesterday – just as I was about to leave to double check back at Kessock, dolphins arrived and it was great to see up close for the first time this season – Kesslet, Charlie, Zephyr, Breeze and Scoopy. All were looking good and some had new scratches and marks, including Kesslet so it looks as though it has been an eventful winter – in the picture below you can see Kesslet popping up for a look.

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©WDC/Charlie Phillips

I’m hoping that the dolphin activity will get better from now on and will let you know through this blog, Facebook and Twitter the minute that I see any of the other adoption dolphins.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin