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Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

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Boto © Fernando Trujillo

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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?

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Mykines Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

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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...
Fin whale

From managing commercial slaughter to saving the whale – the International Whaling Commission at 75

Governments come together under the auspices of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to make decisions...

Common Dolphins & Kessock Invasion !

Hi Everyone,

Susan and I spent a great two hours out on the water with my friend and marine biologist Ian French from Gairloch Marine Wildlife Centre & Cruises on Friday and thankfully the weather forecast was wrong and we had lovely weather to help us enjoy over 60 Common dolphins, some of which came right over to the boat and swam at the very front, with me leaning over the side to get photos. I got some video footage too but I’ve still to edit that down yet.

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

Yesterday at North Kessock, even although it was pouring rain, I managed to get photos of no less than 10 dolphins including Kesslet, Sundance, Mischief and in the photo below, Moonlight with her teeth clamped onto a nice salmon ! Sorry about the grey, grainy picture but the conditions for photography weren’t ideal.

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

Best Wishes,

Charlie.