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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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At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
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...

Adopt a Dolphin Sightings Update

At long last I have managed to get ID#969 “Spirit” within camera range, the last of the six adoption dolphins to show up this season along with her latest youngster who will be two years old this autumn – they are the very last two dolphins at the left of the photo below. Spirits oldest daughter, Sparkle has had her own baby late last year and I have spotted the two of them about at Chanonry last week – it would be great to get them all in the same frame, even better if Spirits other daughter Shimmer would show up for a family reunion but maybe that’s wishful thinking.

Meanwhile Moonlight has been hunting in great style at Chanonry Point for migratory salmon…

The light levels recently for photography – even although it’s now June, have been very poor but thankfully the adoption dolphins have not been too distant so that I can get reasonable photos. Rainbow and her son Indigo are regular visitors to Chanonry as are Sundance and Mischief who are in top form just now. The same could be said of Kesslet who has the Kessock Channel and Inverness Harbour all to herself and sometimes Charlie for company too. It’s looking like a great summer of sightings ahead.