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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...

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