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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...

Kesslet's Baby Update

I unexpectedly encountered WDC Adopt a Dolphin star “Kesslet” and her little baby earlier this afternoon in the Cromarty Firth, many kilometres from where I last spotted them a few days ago near the Kessock Bridge, Inverness.

Kesslet’s baby, just over a month old is looking great, and seems to have picked up some linear scratch marks on the right side of his or her dorsal fin, perhaps bumping into or rubbing up against something. It was my closest view of them yet and I imagine that Kesslet and the two other dolphins that were in the area were looking for food in the shelter of the Cromarty Firth as it was a bit rough further out to sea. Hopefully it won’t be long before I see them back near the Kessock Channel where they normally spend most of their time.