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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...

Faroes dolphin hunt review – disappointing is an understatement

I wasn't alone in hoping that substantial changes would be made as a result of...
Minke whale - V Mignon

We told them this would happen! Time to halt cruel whale experiments

An ill-conceived and so far ill-fated joint US/ Norwegian experiment to test minke whales' reaction...
Sponging dolphin in Shark Bay

Dolphins who catch fish with shells

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Meanwhile…Out at Sea

The sightings of dolphins around Chanonry Point have gone rather quiet for the past week so I ventured out onto the water recently courtesy of Ecoventures, the local tour boat operator at Cromarty to see if I could find dolphins a little bit farther out to sea and yes, we did manage to catch up with three of the WDC Adopt a Dolphin stars, Moonlight, Rainbow and away in the distance – Mischief. Moonlight, as you can see in the photo below was happily munching on a fish as she travelled past us…

Meanwhile a little further out Rainbow and her young son Indigo were bow-riding with a ship coming into the Cromarty Firth – great to watch just how effortless they make this seem.

Mischief and a group of other dolphins were away in the distance – too far to get useful images but there was Mackerel flying everywhere and suddenly near our boat, Moonlight’s young son was getting some hunting practise in, throwing a Mackerel in the air that was promptly pinched by a passing gull. It is like the old saying says…don’t play with your food !


About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin