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Where did the Taiji dolphins go?

It has been confirmed to WDC by Defra (UK Government) that no dolphins were transhipped through Heathrow yesterday, the 11th October. In a communication to WDC, Defra said,“The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency is aware of suggestions circulating online that dolphins travelling between Japan and the United Arab Emirates transited through Heathrow Airport during…

War Games…

Hi Everyone, I had a day off yesterday so Susan and I headed over to the West Coast for a lazy day out and I wanted to take some photos of the warships that are going about as part of a big military exercise if possible. We had a nice day, breezy but sunny and…

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So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehn, goodbye…!

Wow! Six weeks over already! I can’t believe it, it went way too fast! It feels like I’ve only arrived on my magic island yesterday! But then again, it doesn’t, because so many things happened… You know it’s too windy to scan if you can stand in a 45 degree angle without falling over… Last…

Japan and the 'will they, won't they show?'

Recent press reports appeared at first glance to indicate that Japan was considering suspending it Antarctic whaling operations. The initial euphoria felt by many members of the public proved ill founded when it was revealed that Japan was simply preparing to refurbish its factory whaling ship, the Nissan Maru. The Japanese government has now indicated…

It's All Gone Quiet Again 2…

Hi Everyone, We are nearly into October and as expected the dolphin activity around Kessock and Chanonry has dropped away to almost nothing. There are still Herring and Mackerel about but those fish shoals are moving back out to sea again, out of sight of most people along the coast and the dolphins are following…

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What is happening at Sea World?

It seems the sad litany of injuries to orcas continues at Sea World. Nakai appears to have suffered a serious injury in an incident at Sea World California. Nakai was born in captivity in September 2001. SeaWorld are reported to have said that “Nakai is currently receiving antibiotics and the veterinarians are pleased with the…