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Mindful conservation – why we need a new respect for nature

'We should look at whales and dolphins as the indigenous people of the seas -...
tins of whale meat

How Japan’s whaling industry is trying to convince people to eat whales

Japan's hunters kill hundreds of whales every year despite the fact that hardly anyone in...
Common dolphins © Christopher Swann

Did you know dolphins have personalities?

Kidzone - quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery...
Microplastics on beach

Blue whales and the menace of microplastics – how we’ll solve this problem

Our love affair with plastic began in the 1950s when it revolutionised manufacturing. But what...
A dolphin called Arnie with his shell.

Dolphins catch fish using giant shell tools

In Shark Bay, Australia, two groups of dolphins have figured out how to use tools...
Common dolphins at surface

Did you know that dolphins have unique personalities?

We all have personalities, and between the work Christmas party and your family get-together, perhaps...
Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

We know we need to save the whale to save the world. Now we are...
Holly. Image: Miray Campbell

Meet Holly, she’s an incredible orca leader

Let me tell you the story of an awe-inspiring orca with a fascinating family story...

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