Skip to content
Common bottlenose dolphin wild and free © Tim Stenton

Blogs

All articles
  • All articles
  • About whales & dolphins
  • Corporates
  • Create healthy seas
  • End captivity
  • Green Whale
  • Prevent deaths in nets
  • Scottish Dolphin Centre
  • Stop whaling

A Little Visitor…

Hi Everyone, I had an unexpected furry visitor to the slipway at North Kessock at the weekend, a lovely young Common (Harbour) Seal who thought that he or she would have a little rest from fishing by resting on the slipway wall. ©WDC/Charlie Phillips This seal is a spring pup, born around June or July…

ST.Brendan.JPG

Thank you St. Brendan for your generous donation!!

Dear St. Brendan: I know you are not actually St. Brendan The Navigator because he lived and died in the 6th century.  But, according to Listserv.com, St. Brendan is the patron saint of whales (not Wales, that’s St. David).  Whales, the air breathing mammals that WDC, and you, are clearly committed to protecting.   I…

Eek – It's Bleak !

Hi Everyone, A few days ago we had lovely clear, cold conditions, with snow up on the mountains like in the recent photo below but today it’s back to grey, bleak, rainy yuck… ©WDC/Charlie Phillips I spent a few hours watching the waters yesterday near Chanonry but apart from about 30 seals on the sandbank…

whalemeat_dish

Moby Dick Chapter 65: The Whale as a Dish

We are continuing to celebrate the Big Read of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick by looking at chapters and exploring where issues in highlighted chapters are now. Below, WDC’s Responsible Whale Watch Program Manager delves into Chapter 65: The Whale as a Dish read yesterday by celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick well…

Signs Of Life…

Hi Everyone, I’m really pleased to say that there have been some recent dolphin sightings in and around the Inner Firth, my pal Alan spotted two dolphins (possibly Kesslet and Charlie) passing Chanonry Point last week, there have been a group of dolphins up north near Portmahomack and we had three dolphins hunting in the…

Calanus_hyperboreus_400x300

Moby Dick Big Read

I willing to wager that a fare number of people working in the marine mammal field have not read or were able to finish reading Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. There’s a reason for that – it’s not the easiest of reads, even when you love the subject matter. I also think many of us regard…