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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...

Latest sightings of Moray Firth adoption dolphins

Summer seems to be struggling to start up here in the Moray Firth with the poor weather being a bit of a challenge and a very erratic salmon run is causing the dolphins to be scattered over a wide area instead of concentrated at Chanonry Point.

I have managed however to see all of the Adopt a Dolphin individuals recently – all are looking well and moving about the Firth in search of other food sources like mackerel and herring. Out on the water last week I caught up with a group of dolphins including Rainbow, Sundance and Mischief and also this very curious youngster who is “spy-hopping” beside us to have a look at who or what we are.
 photo Spyhopping.jpg Let’s hope the weather settles down and I can get out and about a bit more with the cameras, both on land and at sea.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin