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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...

Mischief Visits Aberdeen…

One of WDC‘S intrepid Shorewatchers – Monika Carrie, has been sending me dorsal fin photos of some of the many Bottlenose dolphins that her and fellow Shorewatcher Walter Innes have been seeing and photographing recently hunting around the Aberdeen Harbour area. Amongst many well known fins that I see in the Inner Moray Firth (some 200 kilometres away) including some of the “Bad Boys Club” members like Adopt A Dolphin star Rainbow’s big son “Prism” – there has popped up the unmistakeable fin of Adopt A Dolphin character “Mischief” ID#23 – whose dorsal fin shape you can see in the inset photo of one of my pictures of this fantastic big dolphin below… We hope that Mischief is enjoying the early salmon down at Aberdeen and that it won’t be too long before I see him back up here around the Black Isle area.