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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...

Welcome Back Rainbow and Moonlight

Although being very cold and grey up here in the Inner Moray Firth with a bitter northerly wind I have had a warm glow inside recently as two more of the WDC Adopt a Dolphin stars have returned to this area after the winter period. Rainbow and her young son Indigo plus Moonlight and her youngster are back hunting at Chanonry Point most days now. The photo below is of Rainbow and Indigo and the lower picture is Moonlight and her youngest son.

Now if only I could track down Spirit I would be a happy man. Spirits daughter Sparkle has had a baby last autumn so that makes Spirit a young Grandmother !

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin