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Mindful conservation – why we need a new respect for nature

'We should look at whales and dolphins as the indigenous people of the seas -...
tins of whale meat

How Japan’s whaling industry is trying to convince people to eat whales

Japan's hunters kill hundreds of whales every year despite the fact that hardly anyone in...
Common dolphins © Christopher Swann

Did you know dolphins have personalities?

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Microplastics on beach

Blue whales and the menace of microplastics – how we’ll solve this problem

Our love affair with plastic began in the 1950s when it revolutionised manufacturing. But what...
A dolphin called Arnie with his shell.

Dolphins catch fish using giant shell tools

In Shark Bay, Australia, two groups of dolphins have figured out how to use tools...
Common dolphins at surface

Did you know that dolphins have unique personalities?

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Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

We know we need to save the whale to save the world. Now we are...
Holly. Image: Miray Campbell

Meet Holly, she’s an incredible orca leader

Let me tell you the story of an awe-inspiring orca with a fascinating family story...

Some Sad News…

Hi Everyone, I have a wee bit of sad news about Kesslet’s baby that was born in September last year and who I photographed this year on January the 6th down near the Kessock Bridge looking happy and healthy. Between then and a few weeks ago something has happened and I don’t see the baby travelling with her and Charlie. I had my suspicions as I have spotted Kesslet twice very briefly near Inverness Harbour alone and frustratingly I haven’t been able to get any close up pictures yet – but my buddy Alan Ward has seen Kesslet and Charlie passing Chanonry Point yesterday (an hour after I left!) and took the photo below that shows Charlie (nearest the camera) with his Mum behind him but no little brother or sister. Grateful thanks to Alan for permission to use the photo.  photo Alans KampC Photo.jpg It’s very sad to lose a little one like this but they don’t all survive for a variety of complex reasons but I won’t and can’t speculate as to what happened. Best Wishes, Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin