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Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

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As well as working for WDC, I write books for young people. Stories; about the...
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

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

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Fleeting Glimpses…

Hi Everyone,

The weather up here in Scotland is really rubbish just now, with bad storms and snow on higher ground. A few days ago, however I had a surprise visit from Kesslet and her baby in the Kessock Channel – Kesslet looked as though she was hunting for sea trout and another dolphin, possibly Charlie, who was further down near the Kessock Bridge. It was really grey and there wasn’t much light for photos so apologies for the poor picture. On saying that – the camera technology now is so good that only a few years ago, given the terrible light conditions I simply couldn’t have taken any sort of useable photo.

 photo KessletampBabyNK.jpg

Keep warm and safe wherever you may be !

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin