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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
WDC's Ed Fox, Chris Butler-Stroud and Carla Boreham take a message from the ocean to parliament

Taking a message from the ocean to parliament

It's a sad fact that whales and dolphins don't vote in human elections, but I...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Tokitae in captivity

Talking to TUI – will they stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity?

Last Thursday I travelled to Berlin for a long-anticipated meeting with TUI senior executives. I...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...

Back To The Old Routine Kesslet !

Hi Everyone,

I was getting really frustrated recently trying to catch up with Kesslet – she was definitely playing at hide and seek with me, no doubt about it. However this morning I went over to see my friends at Inverness Marina who allow me to observe from part of the Harbour and it turned out just perfect today. I don’t think that Kesslet expected me to be there and I managed to get some really close up shots of her hunting for salmon and keeping her strength up.

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I haven’t observed her this close up for a long time and was needing to see how she was after losing her baby. She is nothing if not resilient is the lovely Kesslet and apart from looking a little bit thoughtful and melancholy – as you can see in the photo below, she looks in fine shape and is certainly as deadly as ever at grabbing lunch !

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Her son Charlie has been having some battles with his buddies, he is looking very scratched and marked in this recent photo (he’s on the right of the pic) – all tooth rake marks from other dolphins but knowing my namesake – he will have given back as much as he has received !

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Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin