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

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for...
Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso's dolphins by sending us their...
Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

Talking crap and carcasses to protect our planet

We know we need to save the whale to save the world because they are...
Fin whales are targeted by Icelandic whalers

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...

Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

People often ask me 'why' whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I'm a...
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...

Nice Lunch Rainbow !

Hi Everyone,

I had a VERY rough and windy session with the dolphins this morning at Chanonry, my colleagues Judy and Stine from head office joined me on the beach and were thrilled to see around seven dolphins hunting in the surf. Good old Rainbow had just caught a cracker of a fish and I managed to get a few sharp frames with her and the salmon hanging out of her mouth.

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

I was very pleased at how many good shots I was able to get through all the choppy waves and spray, my new camera body is behaving itself beautifully although trying to keep the big telephoto lens steady this morning in the strong wind after three hours made my left arm feel like a bit of overcooked spaghetti !

Best Wishes,

Charlie.