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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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We Have Dolphins…At Long Last !

Hi Everyone,

I had a good but VERY cold, grey morning at Chanonry Point with my buddy Alan – some of our local Bottlenose dolphins were about for the first time in any numbers this year including adoption dolphins Mischief and Sundance. Great to see them – about 8 dolphins in and around Fortrose Bay then Chanonry but further away in Rosemarkie Bay there were a few more so maybe a dozen in total.

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ID#23 “Mischief” and Friends

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The unmistakeable dorsal fin of “Sundance” ID#105

I’m hoping that I see dolphins on a more regular basis now as it has been VERY quiet just recently.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.