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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

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Mykines Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

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Atlantic white-sided dolphins

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Fin whale

From managing commercial slaughter to saving the whale – the International Whaling Commission at 75

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It's Like They're on Elastic !

Hi Everyone,

I overheard a lady this morning at Chanonry Point commenting on the lovely, synchronised surfacing rhythm that Zephyr and Breeze have – where they seem to pop up in the same spot time after time…”It’s amazing, it’s like they are on elastic !”

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©WDC/Charlie Phillips

Only the two dolphins this morning in the very glarey, cold blue light (difficult to get good photos in this light sometimes) but I have just had a phone call from Dolphin Trips Avoch to say that they have just spotted three or four dolphins in Fortrose Bay including a year old youngster…I wonder who that could be??

Best Wishes,

Charlie.