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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?

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

Watching whales and dolphins in the wild can be life changing

Whales and dolphins are too intelligent, too large and too mobile to ever thrive in...

Close Encounters…

Hi Everyone, I was lucky enough to see and photograph some of our resident dolphins while out doing fieldwork yesterday. The weather had improved a great deal and there was hardly a ripple on the water. In the photo below you can see my namesake “Charlie” ID#1025 going over to check out a local family in their small inflatable boat that happened to be in the Chanonry Point area – the kids on the boat were thrilled at having this “close encounter”. Charlie’s Mum, Kesslet was just out of shot and the two of them left the Chanonry area soon after heading in towards Inverness, closely followed on by ID#748 “Scoopy” and ID#1085 “Breeze”.  photo CharlieampBoat_zps2a1d940e.jpg Please remember that you can adopt six of our lovely dolphins through WDC.

Best Wishes, Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin