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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?

Kidzone - quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery...
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...

Faroes dolphin hunt review – disappointing is an understatement

I wasn't alone in hoping that substantial changes would be made as a result of...
Minke whale - V Mignon

We told them this would happen! Time to halt cruel whale experiments

An ill-conceived and so far ill-fated joint US/ Norwegian experiment to test minke whales' reaction...

A Freezing but Fabulous Morning of Dolphins…

I had a very, very cold three hours session at Chanonry Point this morning but it was well worth it. Unusually for this time of year there were between twelve and fifteen dolphins moving around as if hunting for some sort of fish in the distance – and there was quite a lot of social activity too,  like Adopt a Dolphin star Moonlight in the photo below, breaching beautifully at well over 1.5km’s distance from where my huge camera and I were located. I spotted Kesslet and her baby yesterday but couldn’t be sure if she was in this big group today but Mischief and Sundance certainly were – two more of the dolphins that you support by adopting with WDC. I couldn’t get sharp pictures of them sadly because of the atmospheric conditions – like a heat shimmer across the water but it was wonderful to see them all active and having some shenanigans in the sunshine.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin