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Sea Shiant-y

We (WDCS researchers Nicola and Sarah along with our able Canine Research Assistants, Kila and Harvey) have returned to the magical Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland for 8 weeks of field work in search of Risso’s dolphins and other marine megafauna – and we have received a warm and watery welcome!…

Clever Girl Rainbow !

Hi Everyone, Well, it’s my pleasure to announce that our lovely Rainbow has has a beautiful new baby, born just over a week ago. I’ve been watching her carefully and this morning was my fourth photo encounter with them together, yesterday they were with a big group in Kessock and the previous few days they…

Exciting News…

Hi Everyone, I’ve got some lovely, exciting news about one of our lovely adoption dolphins but I just need to confirm the sightings that I have had over the past 3 days one more time then I’ll tell all (sounds like a soap opera doesn’t it?) so watch this space! Best Wishes, Charlie.

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A Daughter's Dream

There are many inspirational moments in this field….but none more than when someone honors a loved ones by continuing their passion. All of us in our North American office were so very touched by the Rodecker’s we asked one of this year’s interns, Michelle Collins, to share their story. One of the things I’ve enjoyed…

WE ARE NOT ALONE: scientists conclude whales, dolphins and many other species are conscious

Consciousness is often perceived as an ethereal notion which is difficult to pin down. However, finally, a group of eminent scientists meeting to discuss the neurobiological basis of conscious experience and related behaviours agreed that: “Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity…

Dolphins, Dolphins Everywhere…

Hi Everyone, Apologies for the dearth of posts this last week – I’ve been battling a heavy cold and it’s only lifting now and I can get out and about again properly. There would appear to be dolphins all over the place at present – I’ve only been round to Chanonry once and there were…