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Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...
We need whale poo 📷 WDC NA

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...

Sundance, Kesslet and a (not common) Common dolphin

I spent a lovely last afternoon of the season yesterday out on the water up near the Cromarty Firth onboard Ecoventures and the skipper Sarah and the guests and I enjoyed a visit by around twelve or so of the resident Bottlenose dolphins including Adopt a Dolphin stars Sundance and Kesslet who were side by side very close to the coastline, in the photo below you can see the face of Kesslet just coming out of the water in front of Sundance’s dorsal fin – scaring a gull in the process. 

Surprise of the trip was coming across this lovely juvenile Common dolphin, not a species that we see very often in the Moray Firth – what a wee cutie and a lovely way to finish off my “on the water” season.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin