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Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

A story about whales and humans

As well as working for WDC, I write books for young people. Stories; about the...
Risso's dolphin at surface

My lucky number – 13 years studying amazing Risso’s dolphins

Everything we learn about the Risso's dolphins off the coast of Scotland amazes us and...
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...

A really wild day out!

The May Bank Holiday Monday started off very windy and wet but as the 10.30am opening drew closer the weather gods smiled on the annual WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre‘s “Really Wild Festival” at Spey Bay on the lovely Moray Firth coastline. Although it stayed breezy for the day we had thousands of visitors over the whole of the event enjoying all the stall holders and other wildlife groups and charities both in the marquee and outdoors, the locally sourced food and drink plus highlights like the Buckie & District Pipe Band seen here tuning up.

 

I was along as usual to assist our staff and volunteers, take some photos/video and talk to people about Adopt a Dolphin plus sign some books and answer loads of great questions about whales and dolphins from both kids and adults alike. It went a bit windy and rainy near the end of the afternoon but by that time a great time was had by all and another Really Wild Festival has been completed. Roll on next year !

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin