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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...

A Freezing but Fabulous Morning of Dolphins…

I had a very, very cold three hours session at Chanonry Point this morning but it was well worth it. Unusually for this time of year there were between twelve and fifteen dolphins moving around as if hunting for some sort of fish in the distance – and there was quite a lot of social activity too,  like Adopt a Dolphin star Moonlight in the photo below, breaching beautifully at well over 1.5km’s distance from where my huge camera and I were located. I spotted Kesslet and her baby yesterday but couldn’t be sure if she was in this big group today but Mischief and Sundance certainly were – two more of the dolphins that you support by adopting with WDC. I couldn’t get sharp pictures of them sadly because of the atmospheric conditions – like a heat shimmer across the water but it was wonderful to see them all active and having some shenanigans in the sunshine.