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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
WDC's Ed Fox, Chris Butler-Stroud and Carla Boreham take a message from the ocean to parliament

Taking a message from the ocean to parliament

It's a sad fact that whales and dolphins don't vote in human elections, but I...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Tokitae in captivity

Talking to TUI – will they stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity?

Last Thursday I travelled to Berlin for a long-anticipated meeting with TUI senior executives. I...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...

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