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Kiska the orca

Real stories from the dark side of captivity

Since we launched our campaign, we've been talking a lot about what a dark place...
Theo's rubbish collection

WDC Dolphin Defender Theo awarded BBC Climate Champion Award

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Uncovering the dark side of captivity

Last week we launched our major new campaign to reveal and uncover the dark side...
Bottlenose dolphins © Christopher Swann

On the anniversary of the massacre of 1,423 dolphins, what’s changed?

One year ago today, 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins, including mothers with calves and pregnant females,...
Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) Gulf of California. The tail of a sperm whale.

To protect whales, we must stop ignoring the high seas

Almost two-thirds of the ocean, or 95% of the habitable space on Earth, are sloshing...
A dolphin plays in front of the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay

Sharing our Spey Bay stories – tell us yours

2022 is Scotland's Year of Stories, a year in which stories inspired by, created or...
Orcas in Australia

Did orcas help rescue entangled humpback whale?

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An orca named 'Hulk' off Caithness, Scotland

My amazing week watching orcas in Scotland

Orca Watch's 10th anniversary event in the far north of Scotland was exhilarating with a...

Chasing Rainbows…

Thankfully this particular Rainbow doesn’t need much chasing around to find – it was great to see adoptadolphin star ID#31 “Rainbow” getting a bit lively recently on an early morning tide at Chanonry Point. Rainbow and her son Indigo came to join another of WDC‘s adoption dolphins “Kesslet” ID#433 and her son Charlie, who were there finishing off some nice fish that they had caught over towards the Rosemarkie coastline and after breakfast was finished the dolphins, who possibly haven’t seen each other in a while had a nice social get together and Rainbow, who I don’t see breaching very often, gave a lovely jump right in front of my camera. It’s one of very few images that I have of her out of the water and I treasure shots like these – even in poor light.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin