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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...
Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

Talking crap and carcasses to protect our planet

We know we need to save the whale to save the world because they are...
Fin whales are targeted by Icelandic whalers

Speaking truth to power – my week giving whales a voice

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting is where governments come together to make decisions about whaling...

Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

People often ask me 'why' whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I'm a...
A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

Head in a spin – my incredible spinner dolphin encounter

Sri Lanka is home to at least 30 species of whales and dolphins, from the...
Sperm whale (physeter macrocephalus) Gulf of California. The tail of a sperm whale.

To protect whales, we must stop ignoring the high seas

Almost two-thirds of the ocean, or 95% of the habitable space on Earth, are sloshing...
WDC team at UN Ocean conference

Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...

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.