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Dear Mr Branson…

Just a short blog from me as I think these comments from children speak for themselves. In response to a request from us for younger supporters to write to Sir Richard Branson, here are some of the thoughts about captivity that came back… As a colleague of mine recently said to me, children are so articulate……

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It’s a boat, it’s a plane… it’s Superpod!!

Whale and Dolphin Conservation will join international orca researchers, film makers, and former Sea World trainers to celebrate World Orca Day on July 14th in the San Juan Islands, Washington. This week, I have the honor of attending “Superpod 3”, an annual gathering of orca researchers and advocates from all over the world, which was…

Where They Should All Be…

Hi Everyone, I was very fortunate to spend nearly ten hours out at sea on Friday, taking part in a dolphin photo identification survey with my friends from Aberdeen University’s Lighthouse Field Station at Cromarty. The dolphins were being a bit elusive for the first part of our trip but then they found us, more…

You are Whale-Come for this "Pootiful" Day!

Saving whales may save us all You are Whale-Come for this Poo-tiful Day! See what I did there? I was able to craft an appreciation for whales and their feces in what some would say was an incredibly clever and punny (there, I did it again) title.  Perhaps the “some” would only be me, but you…

Summer Action at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

Well the 6 weeks holidays have kicked off here in Scotland and as I am writing this blog the sun is beating down on Spey Bay (I would love to take the office outside on the beach today!). Even the wildlife knows it is summer as the dolphins, seals and ospreys are turning up every…

Sundance On The Prowl…

Hi Everyone, Sundance has been about quite a lot recently, nearly always in the company of Zephyr and Breeze. I came across him and Mischief together out at sea too – the two big, powerful males and buddies at the periphery of a group that had a lot of girls and youngsters in it. Big…