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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

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Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

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Risso's dolphin entangled in fishing line and plastic bags - Andrew Sutton

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Fin whale

Is this the beginning of the end for whaling off Iceland?

I'm feeling cautiously optimistic after Iceland's Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir wrote that there is little...
Mykines Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

Understanding whale and dolphin hunts in the Faroe Islands – why change is not easy

Most people in my home country of the Faroe Islands would like to see an...

Dolphin scientists look like you and me – citizen science in action

Our amazing volunteers have looked out for dolphins from the shores of Scotland more than...
Atlantic white-sided dolphins

The Faroes dolphin slaughter that sparked an outcry now brings hope

Since the slaughter of at least 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins at Skálafjørður in my home...

That's More Like It Boys !

Hi Everyone,

The activity at Chanonry has, at long last shifted up a gear with about a dozen dolphins hunting in the current last evening. Kesslet and Charlie were there, (they were in Kessock in the morning tide) joined by Sundance, Rainbow, Squat Fin, Zephyr and Breeze, Sickle and her calf and some of the older calves like Yoda, Bodhi and an eight year old juvenile called Mini Fin. It was pretty cold, although nice and sunny and in the photo below you can see three of the young guns having a lark around.

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

There were some salmon being caught last night, which is great news as the rivers around here are not doing very well with the fish returning from the sea.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.