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Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...
We need whale poo 📷 WDC NA

Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
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...

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