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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
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...
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...

Dolphin scientists look like you and me – citizen science in action

Our amazing volunteers have looked out for dolphins from the shores of Scotland more than...
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...

HotSpots – A Round Up of Recent UK Sightings

Some lucky (and hardy!) individuals reported some remarkable whale and dolphin sightings in UK waters during this last winter and spring. Harbour porpoise, bottlenose dolphins, white beaked dolphins and even a pod of orcas were spotted in the waters off Scotland and northern England between December 2013 and May 2014.

Harbour porpoise numbering three in total were seen on two occasions, first heading north and then heading south from South Bay, Scarborough, on 16th February 2014.

On 19th April 2014, a pod of five orcas, including two males and three females, was seen on two occasions off Rattray Head in northeast Scotland, first from St Combs at about midday and then again at about 1.30pm from Fraserburgh Lighthouse Museum.

In some exciting news, a pod of five bottlenose dolphins including at least two young was seen in the waters off Rubha Crainn, Isle of Skye, on 20th April 2014.

And finally, on 24th May 2014, a pod of at least six white beaked dolphins appeared riding the bow waves of a boat in the waters off Yorkshire. What a breath-taking sight they must have been!

There is so much to see out there so KEEP SPOTTING and sending us your sightings, photos and videos. Here’s how to tell us what you see