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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...
Kiska the orca

Real stories from the dark side of captivity

Since we launched our campaign, we've been talking a lot about what a dark place...

The Travels Of A Young Bottlenose Dolphin

While out on an all day Bottlenose dolphin Photo ID survey recently with the staff of Aberdeen University’s Lighthouse Field Station we came across young “Lunar” ID#1113 (nearest the camera) the 5 year old son of WDC Adopt a Dolphin “Moonlight” seen here with ID#1109 “Puddles”.

I didn’t see Lunar last summer and wondered if, because his mum Moonlight has given birth to a new baby, whether he had just decided to head off with some of his friends to keep out of mums way. He went a bit further than just keeping out of mums way however as he was photographed on a survey in the Tay Estuary, hundreds of kilometres away from the Inner Moray Firth where he was born. He has thankfully returned safe and sound, with a few more marks to show for his travels but it’s good to have you back young man !

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin