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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...

Nobody Here But Us Gulls…

Hi Everyone,

I went chasing off after two big adult dolphins that I spotted near Kilmuir just beyond North Kessock heading for Fortrose this morning but, as happens more often than not – the dolphins melted away into the blue sea and all I was left with at Rosemarkie was some big waves and gulls soaring past on the very chilly wind…

 photo Gull Blue Sea.jpg

I was hoping that the cold weather might bring in some shoals of herring but this doesn’t seems to have happened yet, although those two big dolphins (Not Kesslet & Charlie) might have been in having a snoop around for snacks.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin