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Mindful conservation – why we need a new respect for nature

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tins of whale meat

How Japan’s whaling industry is trying to convince people to eat whales

Japan's hunters kill hundreds of whales every year despite the fact that hardly anyone in...
Common dolphins © Christopher Swann

Did you know dolphins have personalities?

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Microplastics on beach

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A dolphin called Arnie with his shell.

Dolphins catch fish using giant shell tools

In Shark Bay, Australia, two groups of dolphins have figured out how to use tools...
Common dolphins at surface

Did you know that dolphins have unique personalities?

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Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

We know we need to save the whale to save the world. Now we are...
Holly. Image: Miray Campbell

Meet Holly, she’s an incredible orca leader

Let me tell you the story of an awe-inspiring orca with a fascinating family story...

Bonnie Baby…

Hi Everyone,

I had a bit of luck round at Chanonry Point recently – out in the distance were about fifteen dolphins including a few small calves. Most of the dolphins stayed away over towards Eathie but some of the adults with the very young calves headed over to where I was standing with the camera gear at Chanonry and amongst others I snapped this shot of ID#744 Squat Fin or “Bonnie” as she is known to our corporate adopter and beside her glowing almost pure white in the sunshine is her beautiful wee baby born in August of this year.

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ID#866 “Zephyr” with her new baby and older son were with Bonnie and her little one and looking through the distant photos a bit later I found that big Mischief was there larking around as usual.

I’m hoping that the dolphins will stay visible through the winter months this year as last winter was SO quiet for sightings in the Inner Firth.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin