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Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...
We need whale poo 📷 WDC NA

Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
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...

A ’Bonnie’ Fish For Breakfast…

Hi Everyone,

I did one of my “low tide ’til high tide” shifts at Chanonry Point very early yesterday as the weather was reasonable for a change and I had a few dolphins sighted & identified during the 6 hours or so. The first dolphin to appear just after sunrise was big ID#706 – a solitary male that I haven’t seen at Chanonry at all this season so I was really happy at seeing him happy and healthy and he caught a lovely big fish. Then ID#744 “Bonnie” and her year old calf came and joined him for a while but he, shy boy that he is, moved away to finish his fish in peace. Bonnie chased after a big fish and then brought it back into the tidal current and I got a few nice frames of her breakfast in the improving light.

 photo BonnieampSalmon.jpg

A bit later, Sundance came wandering past with Zephyr, Breeze and ID#990 “Flake” but they didn’t hang around and headed back out to sea having not found any fish for themselves.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin