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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...

Adopt A Dolphin Update

The weather in this later part of October has been wonderful – meaning I have had plenty of opportunity for getting out and tracking down the Adopt a Dolphin individual dolphins that you so generously support. I have spotted all of the “super six” although only fleeting glimpses of Rainbow and Spirit but otherwise thanks to the generosity of Sarah at Ecoventures in Cromarty I have spent a large amount of my work time this month out at sea and lately big Mischief and Moonlight with her young son have been coming alongside the boat to say hello, and its great to see them looking so well fed (tubby) and being social as the autumn draws on. Spirit and Rainbow have been always that little bit further away but great to see them none the less and Kesslet and her little baby are moving around the Inner Firth sometimes with Kesslets son Charlie for company. Sundance has been in and out of the Cromarty Firth and up and down the coast so he’s still being a busy boy. The photo below shows a very recent close encounter with Moonlight and son plus Mischief’s big tail is in the photo too.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin