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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...

Up To Mischief…

It was lovely to see two of the WDC Adoption dolphins – Moonlight and Mischief – in close to the beach at Chanonry Point yesterday and despite the strong and very cold North-Easterly wind the light was lovely and good for photography, great for picking out fine details on the dorsal fins of the dolphins – this is how we identify individuals and big Mischief is more easily identified than most with the big, partially fused cut at the base of his fin and scratches and marks not just on his fin but on his head. One comment on a Facebook post suggested it looks like Mischief has had a tattoo ! Whatever he was doing yesterday he certainly had a glint in his eye and looked as though he was up to something – no wonder he’s called Mischief.