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Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

What have dead whales ever done for us?

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Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

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Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

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Fin whales are targeted by Icelandic whalers

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A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 species of whales and dolphins, from the...
Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) Gulf of California. The tail of a sperm whale.

To protect whales, we must stop ignoring the high seas

Almost two-thirds of the ocean, or 95% of the habitable space on Earth, are sloshing...
WDC team at UN Ocean conference

Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...

Foggy Doggies & Humpback Whales…

Hi Everyone,

It was VERY foggy at Chanonry Point today which was a bit of a nuisance as I was there early to watch for two lovely Humpback whales that I saw through my binoculars yesterday afternoon. Some people came down walking their two dogs and through the fog, which thickened up and then thinned out a bit, you can just see the tidal current which is about ten feet from the beach.

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©WDCS/The Fog Monster

I stayed for about four hours in the cold, damp conditions. Susan phoned me to say that the fog had lifted a little in Kessock and that she could see Kesslet & Charlie. It was a bit frustrating as I have some new camera equipment and was looking to try my new big camera on dolphins for the first time. Maybe tomorrow, if the fog lifts.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.