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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

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Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

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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...

Fleeting Glimpses…

Hi Everyone,

The weather up here in Scotland is really rubbish just now, with bad storms and snow on higher ground. A few days ago, however I had a surprise visit from Kesslet and her baby in the Kessock Channel – Kesslet looked as though she was hunting for sea trout and another dolphin, possibly Charlie, who was further down near the Kessock Bridge. It was really grey and there wasn’t much light for photos so apologies for the poor picture. On saying that – the camera technology now is so good that only a few years ago, given the terrible light conditions I simply couldn’t have taken any sort of useable photo.

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Keep warm and safe wherever you may be !

Best Wishes,

Charlie.