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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...

August Adopt A Dolphin Update

Dolphins are scattered over a large area of the Inner Moray Firth at this time of year as the seasonal “menu” starts to change but I’m glad to report that I’m still encountering all six of the WDC Adopt a Dolphin stars on a regular basis. Kesslet has been popping in and out of the Kessock Channel and Inverness Harbour area and Sundance and Mischief have been seen by me from Chanonry Point and the Cromarty Firth in all weathers plus Rainbow and Spirit are seen a lot up near the Cromarty Firth at the moment due to the Mackerel shoals that are keeping the dolphins fed nicely. Moonlight and her young son have been there too, as has her older son, Lunar, who came powering up to the Ecoventures wildlife watching boat that I was on where he checked us out before scooting off to go and see his Mum and younger brother. Great to see this lovely, handsome young dolphin up so close – a real happy character.