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Globe-trotting dolphins – what’s going on?

Strange things are afoot with the adopt a dolphin gang. Mischief and pals are off the coast of Holland and Spirtle and co are in Ireland – what’s going on? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let me begin… Here’s big Mischief in his more usual surroundings of Scotland’s Moray Firth My 2019 working year started…

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Amazing tales: adventures of the WDC adoption dolphins

Charlie Phillips here, I’m the adopt a dolphin field officer for WDC and I think that I have one of the best jobs in the world in the North East coast of Scotland near Inverness. It’s a really lovely place and so is my ‘office’, a peninsula called Chanonry Point where for over twenty years…

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Exciting news for WDC dolphin adopters as two new calves are born

We are very excited to reveal the news that Rainbow and Kesslet, two of the WDC adoption programme bottlenose dolphins in Scotland have given birth to baby calves.  WDC’s adopt a dolphin field officer, Charlie Phillips had been watching Kesslet’s son Charlie and some of his young mates prowling around Chanonry point in the Moray…

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A gentle start to the dolphin season…

Looking back on the start of my previous dolphin seasons it looks like we are not too far short of “normal” as far as dolphin numbers that have been seen goes. It has been a bit patchy though, with four or five of the very local dolphins being seen sometimes during rising tides and sometimes…

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Dolphins in WDC’s adopt a dolphin programme doing well

According to a report published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), with research undertaken by Aberdeen University, around 200 bottlenose dolphins make the Moray Firth and Scottish north east coast their home, and the population is ‘stable’. WDC warmly welcomes this news. The population was at one time estimated to be around 130 dolphins, so this…

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Adopt a dolphin star, Kesslet is back in town!

After a week or two of sporadic and very brief sightings of WDC adopt a dolphin star, Kesslet out past Rosemarkie Bay, it was a lovely sight at the end of last week to see her for the first time this season hunting in the Kessock Channel. This is the narrow area of water in the north east…

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