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Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

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Boto © Fernando Trujillo

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Fin whale

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Mykines Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

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

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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...

It's All Gone Quiet Again 2…

Hi Everyone,

We are nearly into October and as expected the dolphin activity around Kessock and Chanonry has dropped away to almost nothing. There are still Herring and Mackerel about but those fish shoals are moving back out to sea again, out of sight of most people along the coast and the dolphins are following them. It’s time for me to switch to “winter mode” and do observations along the coast to catch a glimpse of any dolphins that might be travelling through the area – weather depending of course (this last week has been really rubbish weather) and hopefully getting any photographs that I can.

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©WDCS/Charlie Phillips

Remember to check out the Facebook page and my Tweets as well as this blog to see what is going on into the winter months.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.