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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 Update

The weather in this later part of October has been wonderful – meaning I have had plenty of opportunity for getting out and tracking down the Adopt a Dolphin individual dolphins that you so generously support. I have spotted all of the “super six” although only fleeting glimpses of Rainbow and Spirit but otherwise thanks to the generosity of Sarah at Ecoventures in Cromarty I have spent a large amount of my work time this month out at sea and lately big Mischief and Moonlight with her young son have been coming alongside the boat to say hello, and its great to see them looking so well fed (tubby) and being social as the autumn draws on. Spirit and Rainbow have been always that little bit further away but great to see them none the less and Kesslet and her little baby are moving around the Inner Firth sometimes with Kesslets son Charlie for company. Sundance has been in and out of the Cromarty Firth and up and down the coast so he’s still being a busy boy. The photo below shows a very recent close encounter with Moonlight and son plus Mischief’s big tail is in the photo too.