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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...
Fin whale

From managing commercial slaughter to saving the whale – the International Whaling Commission at 75

Governments come together under the auspices of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to make decisions...

The Travels Of A Young Bottlenose Dolphin

While out on an all day Bottlenose dolphin Photo ID survey recently with the staff of Aberdeen University’s Lighthouse Field Station we came across young “Lunar” ID#1113 (nearest the camera) the 5 year old son of WDC Adopt a Dolphin “Moonlight” seen here with ID#1109 “Puddles”.

I didn’t see Lunar last summer and wondered if, because his mum Moonlight has given birth to a new baby, whether he had just decided to head off with some of his friends to keep out of mums way. He went a bit further than just keeping out of mums way however as he was photographed on a survey in the Tay Estuary, hundreds of kilometres away from the Inner Moray Firth where he was born. He has thankfully returned safe and sound, with a few more marks to show for his travels but it’s good to have you back young man !