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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...

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