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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...

An Ideal Christmas Present

Seasons Greetings from a chilly North Kessock in Scotland – although I personally have a nice warm glow inside as I was watching WDC Adopt a Dolphin star “Kesslet” this morning with her little baby, only four months old and having great fun with big brother “Charlie” – the three dolphins were in the Kessock Channel so very local to me. Sundance has been near Chanonry Point too so there are at least two out of the four beautiful, bouncing Bottlenose dolphins that you can adopt with us in this area at the moment. Adopting an individual dolphin with WDC provides us with the means to protect their home and their future plus it supports our efforts to educate and inform visitors and locals about how these sentient, highly intelligent beings are a vitally important part of the Moray Firth ecosystem. The six gorgeous dolphins that you can adopt are shown in the photo montage below – top row (left to right) are Spirit, Moonlight and Sundance then on the bottom row we have (left to right) Mischief, Kesslet and Rainbow. We also have an on-line shop for a wide range of unique and thoughtful gifts and you can also support us by making a donation 

Please have a safe and happy festive season and I hope to keep you up to date with what the dolphins are getting up to after the holiday period  – Best Wishes from Charlie & all at WDC