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Kiska the orca

Real stories from the dark side of captivity

Since we launched our campaign, we've been talking a lot about what a dark place...
Theo's rubbish collection

WDC Dolphin Defender Theo awarded BBC Climate Champion Award

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Uncovering the dark side of captivity

Last week we launched our major new campaign to reveal and uncover the dark side...
Bottlenose dolphins © Christopher Swann

On the anniversary of the massacre of 1,423 dolphins, what’s changed?

One year ago today, 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins, including mothers with calves and pregnant females,...
Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) Gulf of California. The tail of a sperm whale.

To protect whales, we must stop ignoring the high seas

Almost two-thirds of the ocean, or 95% of the habitable space on Earth, are sloshing...
A dolphin plays in front of the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay

Sharing our Spey Bay stories – tell us yours

2022 is Scotland's Year of Stories, a year in which stories inspired by, created or...
Orcas in Australia

Did orcas help rescue entangled humpback whale?

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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...

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