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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...

Latest sightings of Moray Firth adoption dolphins

The seasonal migratory salmon run is a little better at the moment with dolphins tucking in to tasty fish – as you can see in the photo below of ID#1025 “Charlie”, 8 year old son of Adopt a Dolphin “Kesslet” and his huge catch that will do very nicely for lunch.

My sightings of the adoption dolphins have been very good in the last few weeks with Rainbow, Spirit, Sundance, Mischief and Kesslet all being within camera range. Moonlight and her baby have been a little elusive of late but my friends at Aberdeen University’s Lighthouse Field Station have come across her on a recent survey and all is well. Some of the other female dolphins are producing tiny babies after a year or so’s gestation and its always lovely to see the tiny little bundles of joy next to their proud mums.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin