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Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

A story about whales and humans

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

Seasons Greetings…

Hi Everyone, May I take this opportunity to thank all of you who, over the past year through e-mails, Tweets, Facebook likes, Blog comments and yes… even meeting me in person on the beach at Chanonry, North Kessock or at our Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay – have made my working year such a busy and enjoyable one. Please stay safe over the festive period, have a good break if you are fortunate enough to get one and I will be back in the New Year with more photos…dolphin and otherwise, banter and other bloggy type nonsense !
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Best Seasonal Wishes, Charlie & the Adopt a Dolphin Team at WDC

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin