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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...
Fin whale

From managing commercial slaughter to saving the whale – the International Whaling Commission at 75

Governments come together under the auspices of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to make decisions...

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.