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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...

Sightings Update from Chanonry Point

There have been reasonable amounts of dolphins in the Chanonry Point area just recently, however the tides have been poor and it has taken the dolphins until halfway through the rising tide to really arrive properly and start to hunt. Amongst eight or so dolphins that were hunting in the Chanonry area late yesterday afternoon was adopt a dolphin star “Sundance” who was rushing through the blue water after salmon…

Along with Sundance, I had a fleeting glimpse of Moonlight and her young son but she was too far away for proper photos plus the light was fading fast. One of Sundance’s younger friends – “Bodhi” caught a lovely fish – very tasty for dinner !

I will hopefully see more of Rainbow, Kesslet, Mischief and Spirit in the next week – better tides and with a bit of luck more fish.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin