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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...

July Adopt a Dolphin Update

With summer being in full swing in the Moray Firth it’s normal at this time of year to have daily sightings of lots of local dolphins including the six individual dolphins that you can adopt with WDC. I can have good days and bad days but yesterday was very much a good day as I managed to catch up with Mischief, Moonlight, Rainbow (whom I have seen recently around Chanonry Point) and – the sometimes elusive, Spirit, who was cruising happily around the Cromarty Firth with her youngster, both looking in great condition. Spirit, now a granny, usually passes by Chanonry Point a few times a month but this month so far I have only spotted her once so having the opportunity courtesy of Ecoventures at Cromarty – I was able to spend yesterday afternoon out at sea where some dolphins, like Spirit, remained at a distance while others were very inquisitive and came over to check out the boat.