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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...

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