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Mindful conservation – why we need a new respect for nature

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A dolphin called Arnie with a shell

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Common dolphins at surface

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Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

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Holly. Image: Miray Campbell

Meet Holly, she’s an incredible orca leader

Let me tell you the story of an awe-inspiring orca with a fascinating family story...
Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

A story about whales and humans

As well as working for WDC, I write books for young people. Stories; about the...
Risso's dolphin at surface

My lucky number – 13 years studying amazing Risso’s dolphins

Everything we learn about the Risso's dolphins off the coast of Scotland amazes us and...
Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

What have dead whales ever done for us?

When dead whales wash up on dry land they provide a vital food source for...

Grey, Grey, Go Away…

Hi Everyone,

Sorry that it has been a while since I have posted anything but time has slipped by and sadly there is not a lot to tell you really. There have been very scant sightings of dolphins here and there but trying to get anything on camera is extremely difficult and the best I can get through the murky grey weather is mostly the tips of dorsal fins, like Bonnie and her youngster near Chanonry in the photo below.

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I had a single dolphin in the Kessock Channel very briefly yesterday but due to the weather I couldn’t tell who it was. My buddy Alan spotted “Midnick” near Chanonry a few days ago and I had two dolphins firmly in my sights near Kilmuir a week or so ago so there are signs of life out there – keep an eye on my Twitter feed https://twitter.com/adoptadolphin for the latest news as I am out and about around the coast looking for our adoption dolphins.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.