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A dolphin plays in front of the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay

Sharing our Spey Bay stories – tell us yours

Sharing our Spey Bay stories – tell us yours

2022 is Scotland’s Year of Stories, a year in which stories inspired by, created or written in Scotland will be showcased and celebrated. Here at WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay in the north-east of Scotland, we’re taking part by collecting stories about Spey Bay from our visitors, volunteers and the local community. We…

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Buttercups on Shorewatch hill

Spring is here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

Buttercups, snowdrops and dolphin sightings are out in Spey Bay Our Scottish Dolphin Centre recently re-opened for the new season and our Shorewatch programme is gearing up for the months ahead. It can mean only one thing: spring is finally here! With opportunities to head outside, like the reopening of the centre and enjoy warmer…

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Dolphin scientists look like you and me – citizen science in action

Our amazing volunteers have looked out for dolphins from the shores of Scotland more than 75,000 times. That’s 75,000 dolphin watches carried out as part of our citizen science Shorewatch programme! I tried to process that huge number in a bunch of different ways. A ‘Shorewatch’ is a 10-minute land-based survey for whales and dolphins.…

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Our volunteer citizen scientists are making waves in Scotland

I’m lucky enough to do a job that I love. For the last seven years I have been managing Shorewatch, our incredible citizen science project in Scotland. The world of whales, dolphins and porpoises is elusive. Some species live at great depths, spending only brief moments at the surface of the water to allow a…

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