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WDC team at UN Ocean conference

Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

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Humpback whale underwater

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Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

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Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Risso's dolphin entangled in fishing line and plastic bags - Andrew Sutton

The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

You've seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating...
Fin whale

Is this the beginning of the end for whaling off Iceland?

I'm feeling cautiously optimistic after Iceland's Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir wrote that there is little...

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.