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

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Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

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Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

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A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

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Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) Gulf of California. The tail of a sperm whale.

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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...

Signs Of Life…

Hi Everyone,

I’m really pleased to say that there have been some recent dolphin sightings in and around the Inner Firth, my pal Alan spotted two dolphins (possibly Kesslet and Charlie) passing Chanonry Point last week, there have been a group of dolphins up north near Portmahomack and we had three dolphins hunting in the Kessock Channel on Monday. I didn’t see the dolphins myself but a villager that I trust gave me the information.

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Photo©WDC/Charlie Phillips

I’m going to be out and about quite a lot now that I’m back from my holidays and hope to catch some dolphins on camera like these ones in the photo above. Fingers crossed for some good weather and reasonable light for photos.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.