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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...
Orca (ID171) breaches off the coast of Scotland © Steve Truluck.

Watching whales and dolphins in the wild can be life changing

Whales and dolphins are too intelligent, too large and too mobile to ever thrive in...

Moonlight and Baby Pop By…

Hi Everyone,

I have finally managed to see Moonlight and her baby that she had last year, and both of them are looking super although her baby looks as though he or she has been on the receiving end of a bite around the nose – ouch…wonder what happened there?

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They were with another fourteen or so dolphins that came hunting at Chanonry Point last evening, and what an evening it was – lovely light for photography but a gale force wind and salt spray going everywhere ! Sundance, Mischief were there and I’m sure Rainbow was around too but I just couldn’t get a sharp photo of her and her youngster. Better luck next time.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin