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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…

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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

The 4th of July is a celebration of America’s Independence from the English CROWN.  In 1776, several PATRIOTs gathered together in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to write the Declaration of Independence.  It lays out the reasons why independence was so important to the colonies; the most essential being the inalienable right to life, LIBERTY, and the pursuit…

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All at Sea…

Hallo zusammen, dank der Einladung von treuen Speedy-Paten, der Familie White, konnte ich kürzlich an zwei Ausfahrten mit dem Boot teilnehmen. Am Montag waren wir in der Nähe von Cromarty unterwegs und haben Rainbow und ihren zweijährigen Nachwuchs gesehen. Beiden geht es sehr gut. Am Dienstag fuhren wir etwas weiter aufs Meer hinaus und konnten…

WDC Shorewatch – Big Watch Weekend

  WDC Shorewatch is a trained network of volunteers who conduct shorewatches to monitor the presence and absence of cetaceans around the Scottish Coast.  WDC Shorewatch hold a bi-annual event called Big Watch Weekend. This calls on all our shorewatchers around the Scottish Coast to get out and conduct as many watches as possible during…

Are whale watching boats the greatest collision threat to whales?

“Revealed: whale-watching boats the greatest collision threat to whales” — this big hype headline sadly comes from The Guardian which is normally more careful about reporting. Their subhead is no better: “Guardian Australia analysis of International Whaling Commission data shows motor yachts, naval vessels and ferries come close behind.” In fact, this database that the journalists…

Would You Like The Fish Course Sir?

Hi Everyone, The migratory salmon run is picking up a little in the Inner Moray Firth and this means that as the summer goes on, progressively more dolphins move into the area to hunt – what we call a “stratified movement”. In the photo below you can see Mischief throwing a huge salmon up into…