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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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End captivity background

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...

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