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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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Grey, Grey, Go Away…

Hi Everyone,

Sorry that it has been a while since I have posted anything but time has slipped by and sadly there is not a lot to tell you really. There have been very scant sightings of dolphins here and there but trying to get anything on camera is extremely difficult and the best I can get through the murky grey weather is mostly the tips of dorsal fins, like Bonnie and her youngster near Chanonry in the photo below.

 photo Bonnie amp Calf.jpg

I had a single dolphin in the Kessock Channel very briefly yesterday but due to the weather I couldn’t tell who it was. My buddy Alan spotted “Midnick” near Chanonry a few days ago and I had two dolphins firmly in my sights near Kilmuir a week or so ago so there are signs of life out there – keep an eye on my Twitter feed https://twitter.com/adoptadolphin for the latest news as I am out and about around the coast looking for our adoption dolphins.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin