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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...

Kesslet's Baby Update

I unexpectedly encountered WDC Adopt a Dolphin star “Kesslet” and her little baby earlier this afternoon in the Cromarty Firth, many kilometres from where I last spotted them a few days ago near the Kessock Bridge, Inverness.

Kesslet’s baby, just over a month old is looking great, and seems to have picked up some linear scratch marks on the right side of his or her dorsal fin, perhaps bumping into or rubbing up against something. It was my closest view of them yet and I imagine that Kesslet and the two other dolphins that were in the area were looking for food in the shelter of the Cromarty Firth as it was a bit rough further out to sea. Hopefully it won’t be long before I see them back near the Kessock Channel where they normally spend most of their time.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin