Skip to content
All articles
  • All articles
  • About whales & dolphins
  • Create healthy seas
  • End captivity
  • Green Whale
  • Prevent deaths in nets
  • Scottish Dolphin Centre
  • Stop whaling
We need whale poo 📷 WDC NA

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

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Risso's dolphin entangled in fishing line and plastic bags - Andrew Sutton

The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

You've seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating...
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...

What a Little Cutie !

Hi Everyone,

I was out on the Aberdeen University research boat for the whole of Tuesday doing Photo Identification and what a lovely day it was…blue skies, even bluer seas and quite a lot of dolphins too. Strangely enough the normal Adopt a Dolphin gang like Sundance, Moonlight etc were conspicous by their absence but we did see Rainbows big lad, Prism and also Spirit again with her youngster from last year. We also had two adult female dolphins with tiny newborn calves or “Dinky’s” as Barbara calls them. The photo below shows ID#64 “Happy Dragon” with her latest baby, maybe only a few days old going by his or her wrinkly skin.

Photobucket
©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

What a little cutie eh?

This morning, through the pouring rain, I was watching and taking photos of Kesslet, Charlie and Scoopy from the comfort and dryness of my old 4×4 and had been chatting to Elsa in the Dolphin & Seal Centre when I suddenly noticed more dolphins in the distance, nearer the Kessock Bridge. On having a drive down the shore road to get nearer them I saw two adults, one with a last years calf and one with a “Dinky” that doesn’t look very old and the female that was with the newborn wasn’t one that I saw on the trip on Tuesday so I’ll have to look up our master Identification book…

Best Wishes,

Charlie.