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Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

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Risso's dolphin at surface

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Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

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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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A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

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Would You Like The Fish Course Sir?

Hi Everyone,

The migratory salmon run is picking up a little in the Inner Moray Firth and this means that as the summer goes on, progressively more dolphins move into the area to hunt – what we call a “stratified movement”. In the photo below you can see Mischief throwing a huge salmon up into the air before swallowing it. I hope that I see him doing this many, many times throughout the season as a big dolphin like him takes a LOT of feeding to remain healthy.

 photo SalmonThrowing.jpg

I certainly wouldn’t like to pay for his “fish course” in a restaurant !

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin