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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...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...
Orcas at the seabed

The secrets of orca beach life

Rubbing on smooth pebbles is a generations-old cultural tradition for a particular group of orcas...

Lovely News…a new calf for Kesslet

Great news about WDC Adopt a Dolphin star Kesslet – she has recently given birth to a shiny new baby ! Many of you will remember that very sadly she lost her last baby in early 2015, and at WDC we are keeping our fingers crossed that her latest little one, a wee brother or sister for Charlie, will survive and thrive. The photo below shows Kesslet resting near a mooring buoy in the Inverness Firth and her baby’s head is just visible to her right side. I’m hoping to get some nice photos over the coming weeks and will let you know how he or she is getting on but for the moment I’m just watching from a distance and not getting too close.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin