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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

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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.