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Risso's dolphin group

What a welcome back from the island

Pete Taylor, a WDCS science volunteer, and I, Vicki James, WDCS’s Science Assistant, arrived on the beautiful island of Bardsey for the third week of survey replacing Bea and James. We joined Harriet and our fearless leader Pine. I’m fortunate enough to be here for the next few weeks and have already relaxed and unwound…

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Return of the DOG BLOG …!

Yahoo … I’m back, both here on Lewis and here on the blog! Go on admit it … you’ve missed me haven’t you?! Kila – the blogging dog! Our humans have had some great land based sightings since we’ve arrived, a lot of which have been really close to the coast and therefore we’ve had…

Looking for dolphins from Bardsey Island

Tales from Bardsey Island

Torrential rain, looming fog banks, and grim mountains that appeared only as vast shadows rising from the mists – these were the conditions in which we ventured through northwest Wales en route to the fabled isle of Bardsey in August. While we stuck to the main roads, we made good progress through that craggy and…

Kess Comes Home…

Hi Everyone, If you are anywhere near Inverness between the 8th of this month and the 6th of October I think that you will like this exhibition. Kess (Kesslets mum and Charlies Grandmother) was a very special dolphin – very close to my heart and to be able to see the old girl again albeit…

The Rough & The Smooth…

Hi Everyone, The weather has been really rough over the past few days – looking out at the water from the Studio door at North Kessock yesterday, this was all I could see… ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips Today, however was a good bit better and round at Chanonry Point there were a few dolphins pottering about including…