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Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

A story about whales and humans

As well as working for WDC, I write books for young people. Stories; about the...
Risso's dolphin at surface

My lucky number – 13 years studying amazing Risso’s dolphins

Everything we learn about the Risso's dolphins off the coast of Scotland amazes us and...
Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for...
Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso's dolphins by sending us their...
Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

Talking crap and carcasses to protect our planet

We know we need to save the whale to save the world because they are...
Fin whale (balaenoptera physalus) Three fin whales Gulf of California.

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...

Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

People often ask me 'why' whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I'm a...
A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 species of whales and dolphins, from the...

A Lovely Finish to the 2017 Dolphin Boat Work Season

Having my WDC colleague Ali Rose, the manager of our Scottish Dolphin Centre with me today onboard the Ecoventures, Cromarty RIB today was a real pleasure as we encountered dolphins not too far from harbour including adoption stars Mischief and Moonlight. We were playing host to a lovely family who are huge supporters of WDC and it was a great trip, even although it was a bit grey and rough but never mind – we were all very excited to have dolphins both sides of the boat and really close too – a great way for me to finish off my 2017 boat-based photo ID work. Many thanks to Sarah Pern and staff at Ecoventures for all their help and generosity again this season – what a wonderful team you are.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin