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Conservation is a family affair

It’s no secret that our office is the well run machine because of our amazing interns. And as August advances, we get closer to losing some of our summer interns as they begin to move on. While their leaving is sad for us, the process of progressing and moving onward and upward is exactly what…

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Animal Olympics – The Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises are the record breakers!

As we focus on our own sporting prowess at the London 2012 Olympics, maybe it is a good time to think about some of the gold-medal holders in the animal kingdom too. LONGEST SWIMThe longest mammal migrations are made by the whales too – a humpback travelling from its feeding ground in Antarctica to the…

Going for Gold Scoopy?

Hi Everyone, Yesterday at Kessock I managed to catch on camera big Scoopy throwing this salmon (upper left of the picture) about 25 feet in the air ! ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips I wonder if dolphins have their own version of the Olympic Games? Best Wishes, Charlie.

Messing About In Boats (1)

Hi Everyone, Here is a couple of minutes footage from the research trip that I was on last Tuesday, as you can see the conditions were perfect and watch out for the cheeky underwater calves ! The dolphins never came really close to us apart from the underwater visit, hopefully the next time they will…

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Ikaika Healing From Injury at SeaWorld California

Recent photos circulating on the Internet reveal that Ikaika (Ike), the 9-year old male killer whale  transported back to SeaWorld in San Diego after a five-year stay at Marineland in Niagara Falls, Canada, has been  injured.  Reports from patrons also indicate that Ike has not been performing in shows as of late July, presumably due…

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Our second year on Nantucket

It the second year that we have been working in Nantucket with Shearwater Excursions, University of Massachusetts Field Station, and Nantucket Marine Mammal Conservation Program (NMMCP) in a collaboration to document how whales use the waters around the island. In May, I had the opportunity to attend a few days of Nantucket’s Biodiversity Week with…