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Mindful conservation – why we need a new respect for nature

'We should look at whales and dolphins as the indigenous people of the seas -...
tins of whale meat

How Japan’s whaling industry is trying to convince people to eat whales

Japan's hunters kill hundreds of whales every year despite the fact that hardly anyone in...
Common dolphins © Christopher Swann

Did you know dolphins have personalities?

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

Blue whales and the menace of microplastics – how we’ll solve this problem

Our love affair with plastic began in the 1950s when it revolutionised manufacturing. But what...
A dolphin called Arnie with his shell.

Dolphins catch fish using giant shell tools

In Shark Bay, Australia, two groups of dolphins have figured out how to use tools...
Common dolphins at surface

Did you know that dolphins have unique personalities?

We all have personalities, and between the work Christmas party and your family get-together, perhaps...
Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

We know we need to save the whale to save the world. Now we are...
Holly. Image: Miray Campbell

Meet Holly, she’s an incredible orca leader

Let me tell you the story of an awe-inspiring orca with a fascinating family story...

Mischief Visits Aberdeen…

One of WDC‘S intrepid Shorewatchers – Monika Carrie, has been sending me dorsal fin photos of some of the many Bottlenose dolphins that her and fellow Shorewatcher Walter Innes have been seeing and photographing recently hunting around the Aberdeen Harbour area. Amongst many well known fins that I see in the Inner Moray Firth (some 200 kilometres away) including some of the “Bad Boys Club” members like Adopt A Dolphin star Rainbow’s big son “Prism” – there has popped up the unmistakeable fin of Adopt A Dolphin character “Mischief” ID#23 – whose dorsal fin shape you can see in the inset photo of one of my pictures of this fantastic big dolphin below… We hope that Mischief is enjoying the early salmon down at Aberdeen and that it won’t be too long before I see him back up here around the Black Isle area.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin