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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...

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.