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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

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

Chasing Rainbows…

Thankfully this particular Rainbow doesn’t need much chasing around to find – it was great to see adoptadolphin star ID#31 “Rainbow” getting a bit lively recently on an early morning tide at Chanonry Point. Rainbow and her son Indigo came to join another of WDC‘s adoption dolphins “Kesslet” ID#433 and her son Charlie, who were there finishing off some nice fish that they had caught over towards the Rosemarkie coastline and after breakfast was finished the dolphins, who possibly haven’t seen each other in a while had a nice social get together and Rainbow, who I don’t see breaching very often, gave a lovely jump right in front of my camera. It’s one of very few images that I have of her out of the water and I treasure shots like these – even in poor light.