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A dolphin called Arnie with a shell

Dolphins catch fish using giant shell tools

In Shark Bay, Australia, two groups of dolphins have figured out how to use tools...
Common dolphins at surface

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Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

We know we need to save the whale to save the world. Now we are...
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...
Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso's dolphins by sending us their...

Some Sad News…

Hi Everyone, I have a wee bit of sad news about Kesslet’s baby that was born in September last year and who I photographed this year on January the 6th down near the Kessock Bridge looking happy and healthy. Between then and a few weeks ago something has happened and I don’t see the baby travelling with her and Charlie. I had my suspicions as I have spotted Kesslet twice very briefly near Inverness Harbour alone and frustratingly I haven’t been able to get any close up pictures yet – but my buddy Alan Ward has seen Kesslet and Charlie passing Chanonry Point yesterday (an hour after I left!) and took the photo below that shows Charlie (nearest the camera) with his Mum behind him but no little brother or sister. Grateful thanks to Alan for permission to use the photo.  photo Alans KampC Photo.jpg It’s very sad to lose a little one like this but they don’t all survive for a variety of complex reasons but I won’t and can’t speculate as to what happened. Best Wishes, Charlie.