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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...
Orca (ID171) breaches off the coast of Scotland © Steve Truluck.

Watching whales and dolphins in the wild can be life changing

Whales and dolphins are too intelligent, too large and too mobile to ever thrive in...
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...

July Adopt a Dolphin Update

With summer being in full swing in the Moray Firth it’s normal at this time of year to have daily sightings of lots of local dolphins including the six individual dolphins that you can adopt with WDC. I can have good days and bad days but yesterday was very much a good day as I managed to catch up with Mischief, Moonlight, Rainbow (whom I have seen recently around Chanonry Point) and – the sometimes elusive, Spirit, who was cruising happily around the Cromarty Firth with her youngster, both looking in great condition. Spirit, now a granny, usually passes by Chanonry Point a few times a month but this month so far I have only spotted her once so having the opportunity courtesy of Ecoventures at Cromarty – I was able to spend yesterday afternoon out at sea where some dolphins, like Spirit, remained at a distance while others were very inquisitive and came over to check out the boat.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin