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

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for...
Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso's dolphins by sending us their...
Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

Talking crap and carcasses to protect our planet

We know we need to save the whale to save the world because they are...
Fin whales are targeted by Icelandic whalers

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...

Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

People often ask me 'why' whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I'm a...
A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 species of whales and dolphins, from the...
Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) Gulf of California. The tail of a sperm whale.

To protect whales, we must stop ignoring the high seas

Almost two-thirds of the ocean, or 95% of the habitable space on Earth, are sloshing...
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...

Seasons Greetings…

Hi Everyone,

It’s that time of year again where the mountains near here are lovely and white with snow, like “An Teallach” near Dundonnell in the picture below and it’s nearly time to have our festive break.

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An Teallach, Dundonnell, Wester Ross. Photo © Charlie Phillips Images

It has been another great year for meeting you lovely supporters, answering your e-mails and phone calls and letters. Our Centres at North Kessock and Spey Bay have done brilliantly well too and we have really enjoyed meeting new visitors and old friends – we hope to see you again next year. To all my friends and dolphin research buddies – thanks for everything – 2012 season was a cracker ! In the meantime, have a safe, happy and fun time over the festive season and I’ll be on this blog again shortly after the New Year.

Very Best Wishes,

Charlie.