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Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

A story about whales and humans

As well as working for WDC, I write books for young people. Stories; about the...
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...

Still waiting for summer to arrive in the Moray Firth

Up here in the Moray Firth, in North East Scotland summer doesn’t really seem to have started at all with only a few days where the sun has come out and dried the place up a little. It makes preparing to go looking for bottlenose dolphins a bit of a chore as having to put waterproof gear on the camera equipment as well as myself and then take it off again and then put it all back on again not a great fun game really.  photo Rainy Charlie amp Kayaks.jpg
In the above photo you can see the dorsal fin of Kesslet’s son Charlie on the right of the dull, grey photo as he sweeps past two well behaved kayakers in a very rainy Kessock Channel recently…can we have summer soon please?

If you haven’t already, don’t forget you can also support WDC’s work when you adopt a dolphin – it also makes a perfect gift for a friend!

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin