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A dolphin called Arnie with a shell

Dolphins catch fish using giant shell tools

In Shark Bay, Australia, two groups of dolphins have figured out how to use tools...
Common dolphins at surface

Did you know that dolphins have unique personalities?

We all have personalities, and between the work Christmas party and your family get-together, perhaps...
Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

We know we need to save the whale to save the world. Now we are...
Holly. Image: Miray Campbell

Meet Holly, she’s an incredible orca leader

Let me tell you the story of an awe-inspiring orca with a fascinating family story...
Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

A story about whales and humans

As well as working for WDC, I write books for young people. Stories; about the...
Risso's dolphin at surface

My lucky number – 13 years studying amazing Risso’s dolphins

Everything we learn about the Risso's dolphins off the coast of Scotland amazes us and...
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...

A Lovely Finish to the 2017 Dolphin Boat Work Season

Having my WDC colleague Ali Rose, the manager of our Scottish Dolphin Centre with me today onboard the Ecoventures, Cromarty RIB today was a real pleasure as we encountered dolphins not too far from harbour including adoption stars Mischief and Moonlight. We were playing host to a lovely family who are huge supporters of WDC and it was a great trip, even although it was a bit grey and rough but never mind – we were all very excited to have dolphins both sides of the boat and really close too – a great way for me to finish off my 2017 boat-based photo ID work. Many thanks to Sarah Pern and staff at Ecoventures for all their help and generosity again this season – what a wonderful team you are.