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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,...
Orcas at the seabed

The secrets of orca beach life

Rubbing on smooth pebbles is a generations-old cultural tradition for a particular group of orcas...

Dolphin Sightings Update

Even although it was sunny at Chanonry Point this morning, it was a bitterly cold wind but I was happy anyway as I spotted two groups of dolphins travelling through the Chanonry Narrows – the 1.2km gap between the landmasses where the tides are so powerful. The dolphins were about halfway across the rough but blue water, and there was Adopt a Dolphin star Kesslet with her son Charlie plus Scoopy (called Flosse in Germany) and in the other group of dolphins Mischief, another of our adoption dolphins was leading a group with Zephyr and her baby, Bonnie and her young son, plus a nice big lad called Denoozydenzy and a young female called Honey so around ten dolphins in total. I was even happier to be able to get photos, even at that distance –  and be able to identify the dolphins through their dorsal fin shapes and markings – a scientific technique called “mark recapture” – the essence of Photo Identification or Photo ID for short.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin