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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...

Who’s a Cheeky Boy Then?

Hi Everyone, I had a nice afternoon at Chanonry Point with around eight of our dolphins yesterday – the weather was going between lovely sunshine and then grey, heavy showers but it was great to be out in the open watching my lovely big friends. In the photo below you can see ID#1025 “Charlie” coming racing towards the point after being out in the distance with a few of his buddies. Charlie is the son of Kesslet – one of the six bottlenose dolphins that you can adopt with us. photo CharliePortrait.jpg The salmon that are migrating back are still a bit on the low side just now but I did see a couple being chased down and caught a fair distance out from Chanonry. I need to get out to sea however to track down more of our local dolphins who are a bit camera shy at the moment. Best Wishes – Charlie (the human, not the dolphin!)

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin