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Stormy Sightings at Spey Bay!

This week’s has been written by one of our residential guide and education volunteers Laura. Find out what she has been seeing around a stormy Spey Bay. Well these past couple of weeks have seen a lot of change here around Spey Bay! The landscape has had a complete makeover as we felt the side…

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The Policy of Freedom

There are multiple government agencies that are responsible for overseeing the care and well-being of Lolita, the only surviving member of the Southern Resident orcas that is still trapped in captivity.  The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for making sure the Miami Seaquarium’s tanks comply with regulations (they don’t).  The Occupational…

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What Risso’s dolphins in the Azores can teach us

First we saw the white movement, gracefully weaving under the water. The unmistakeable turquoise water above a pod of mature Risso’s dolphins who were swimming just below the surface, at some distance from our boat, off Pico in the Azores. This made me feel at home, we see the same behaviour in our own study…

Babies Everywhere…

Hi Everyone, I had a really nice (and unexpected) Photo ID trip with my friends from Aberdeen University recently and although the weather wasn’t brilliant it was still good enough to get some nice pictures. We came across twenty or so dolphins including no less than FIVE of this years babies scooting about with their…

There be a mutiny at Spey Bay this Sunday on Pirate Day!

With the end of the six weeks holidays coming near here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre we will be celebrating in style! Over the past few weeks we have been seeing lots of dolphin activity with pod sizes ranging from just two individuals to twelve! The ospreys who will be preparing for their long migration…

Something Fishy Going On…

Hi Everyone, We are, at long last getting some badly needed rain up here which will hopefully let more salmon migrate up the river systems. There are just enough sea trout and salmon in the area to keep our dolphins going food wise, but the numbers are only enough to keep small groups of dolphins…