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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

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...

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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...

The Waiting Goes On…

Hi Everyone,

Despite my colleagues at our Scottish Dolphin Centre seeing dolphins at Spey Bay recently, I am having to wait, and wait, and wait – even although I am seeing some big fish jumping out of the water near the coast (just like the very big snack that Mischief is throwing around in the photo below, taken at the end of last season) but the dolphins just don’t seem to think that it’s time to show up yet.

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©WDC/Charlie Phillips

So the waiting and the watching goes on…hopefully I’ll have something to report soon about our dolphins, please bear with me.

P.S. Many thanks to all of you who voted for one of my dolphin photographs that I entered in a wee online photo competition run by Wild Photos on Facebook called “Wildlife Where You Are”…It won ! Made my week !

Best Wishes,

Charlie.