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Back To The Old Routine Kesslet !

Hi Everyone, I was getting really frustrated recently trying to catch up with Kesslet – she was definitely playing at hide and seek with me, no doubt about it. However this morning I went over to see my friends at Inverness Marina who allow me to observe from part of the Harbour and it turned…

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Introductions, Voyages and Warriors

Muc-mhara-crotach – the gaelic for humpback whale. This was taught to me during the first hour of the Easter Sunday event by a very cheerful little boy, who then revealed that it was his favourite whale. The fact that it is also my favourite whale is a coincidence that made us both smile! I have…

Dolphins Everywhere !

Hi Everyone, After the sightings being a bit lacklustre recently things have really taken off with me photographing around 30 individual dolphins near Chanonry Point yesterday. The best bit was recognising “Spirit” and her baby from last year – my first sightings of them this season and both looking great. Sundance and Mischief were around…

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WAZA’s Rebuke: JAZA penalized for continuing association with dolphin drive hunts in Japan

In response to international pressure that has intensified over the past several years as aquaria affiliated with the Japan Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) continue to take dolphins from the brutal dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, Japan to stock their facilities, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) finally suspended JAZA from official…

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Lean time for “fat cats“ in Iceland

Icelandic fin whaler, Kristjan Loftsson (pictured in blue jumper below, fourth left), has not had a good couple of weeks. The Icelandic media continues to be relentless in its criticism of the billionaire following his recent re-election as Chair of the board of seafood giant, HB Grandi.   One of the Board’s first actions was…

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Are humpback whales still endangered?

Saturday, April 18th was the perfect weather day to venture out to see some of the Gulf of Maine’s most majestic seasonal residents. Recently back from the warm, tropical waters of the West Indies and Caribbean, these humpback whales are part of our Whale Adoption Project family.  We look forward to greeting them each spring…