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Charlie Phillips interview on Great British Countryside

The BBC's new early evening programme "The Great British Countryside" this week visited the Highlands of Scotland.Featured on the show were the Moray Firth dolphins...

Japan Take Less Than Full Quota As Whaling Season Ends

Japan’s Fisheries Agency has announced the end of its whaling season in the Antarctic Ocean, with the number of whales killed falling well short of...

A Quick Visit From Kesslet…

Hi Everyone, I had a quick glimpse of Kesslet in the Kessock Channel this morning. It was pretty rough and I wasn't quick enough with...

On The Telly Again…

Hi Everyone, Yours truly is on the telly twice this week, first with BBC Newsround today Newsround and then on Thursday night at 8pm, still...

Scottish Dolphins On BBC Newsround

BBC Newsround have recently been up to the Moray Firth to film the bottlenose dolphins and interview WDCS Field Officer, Charlie Phillips.Watch the report at:...

Cetacean rights and the wider debate of animal entitlement

I thought it was worth pointing you to a very interesting posting by Catherine Warren at the Huffington Post. Catherine takes us through some recent...

Normal Service Will Be Resumed…

Hi Everyone, I'm back at work now after a bit of a complicated and hectic period involving destroyed camera gear and a family bereavement -...

Rare Whale Filmed For First Time

Australian scientists have captured what they believe to be the first video of an extremely rare whale. The first film footage of the Shepherd's beaked...

Study Reveals Man-made Noise Travels 4000km Under Water

Acoustic ‘listening’ devices placed in the sea to measure seismic ‘noise’ activity over a 10 year period have revealed some astounding and very worrying results....