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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

Kidzone - quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery...
WDC team at UN Ocean conference

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....

August Adopt A Dolphin Update

Dolphins are scattered over a large area of the Inner Moray Firth at this time of year as the seasonal “menu” starts to change but I’m glad to report that I’m still encountering all six of the WDC Adopt a Dolphin stars on a regular basis. Kesslet has been popping in and out of the Kessock Channel and Inverness Harbour area and Sundance and Mischief have been seen by me from Chanonry Point and the Cromarty Firth in all weathers plus Rainbow and Spirit are seen a lot up near the Cromarty Firth at the moment due to the Mackerel shoals that are keeping the dolphins fed nicely. Moonlight and her young son have been there too, as has her older son, Lunar, who came powering up to the Ecoventures wildlife watching boat that I was on where he checked us out before scooting off to go and see his Mum and younger brother. Great to see this lovely, handsome young dolphin up so close – a real happy character.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin