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A message from the deep

This blog was written by WDC interns at the Scottish Dolphin Centre; Emily, Sadie, Emma and Anna to highlight the problem of plastic pollution. They set themselves a challenge to go plastic free and here they share their experience, struggles and successes.  In December 2015 a Cuvier’s Beaked Whale stranded on the Isle of Skye…

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Five Months at Spey Bay

Every year, a team of volunteers join the staff at WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay in the Moray Firth to gain valuable experience in conservation, education and public outreach. One of this year’s group, Emma Steel, gives an insight into her time at the Centre so far… It has been almost five months since…

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A Lovely New Arrival…

We have some lovely news about adopt a dolphin star Spirit – she has given birth to another little baby only three years after having her last youngster so a little bit unexpected. I have only managed to get a brief glimpse of Spirit and her baby on a rough, grey day but thanks to…

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Another risky summer for West Coast humpbacks

For the third year in a row, the coast of California has been treated to a “whale spectacular” of humpback whales coming very close to shore, even into San Francisco Bay, giving tourists and residents, both casual onlookers and avid whale watchers, an amazing look into the lives of these magnificent beings.  The whales are…

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Our search for a beluga sanctuary location

As you may be aware, it has taken us a number of years to complete our search for a sanctuary site for the belugas taken into the care of Merlin Entertainments when they bought an aquarium in Shanghai, China.  We had to find suitable cold water conditions in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions and our search…

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Rainbow Colours….

I had an exquisite encounter recently with WDC Adopt a Dolphin star Rainbow and her four year old son, Indigo. They were in a group of dolphins that were heading out of the Cromarty Firth heading down the coast under the shadow of the south Sutor cliff and the colours of the coastline’s rocks and…