Posts by ruthsmyth

Mums The Word…

I have some great news from the Inner Moray Firth about two of our adoption dolphin girls – Spirit and Moonlight have had new babies recently ! Barbara from the Aberdeen University Lighthouse Field Station and I have held this news back for a week or so just to make absolutely sure. We always like…

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A ’Bonnie’ Fish For Breakfast…

Hi Everyone, I did one of my “low tide ’til high tide” shifts at Chanonry Point very early yesterday as the weather was reasonable for a change and I had a few dolphins sighted & identified during the 6 hours or so. The first dolphin to appear just after sunrise was big ID#706 – a…

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You Can't Keep A Good Dolphin Down !

Hi Everyone, Things are still a little bit quiet around Chanonry Point – there are some dolphins around but they are not doing very much, most are saving energy instead until the salmon run speeds up a bit… unless of course you happen to be Charlie and then of course you have to go and…

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Nobody Here But Kesslet…

Hi Everyone, It’s a bit on the quiet side for dolphin sightings where I am at the moment. I’m just getting over a bad cold so I stayed at North Kessock today and watched Kesslet fishing by herself quietly in the incoming tide. You can maybe make out a bit of fish sticking out of…

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Babies Everywhere…

Hi Everyone, I had a really nice (and unexpected) Photo ID trip with my friends from Aberdeen University recently and although the weather wasn’t brilliant it was still good enough to get some nice pictures. We came across twenty or so dolphins including no less than FIVE of this years babies scooting about with their…

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Something Fishy Going On…

Hi Everyone, We are, at long last getting some badly needed rain up here which will hopefully let more salmon migrate up the river systems. There are just enough sea trout and salmon in the area to keep our dolphins going food wise, but the numbers are only enough to keep small groups of dolphins…

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Good news for Welsh Whales and Dolphins

Here at WDC we welcome the recent news that a large wind farm that was proposed in the Irish Sea, has been withdrawn. The Rhiannon offshore wind farm was to be situated 12 miles off the coast of Anglesey, consisting of over 400 turbines and covering an unprecedented 497 km2  – an area where there have…

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Out Of The Blue…

Hi Everyone, I had a lovely day on Tuesday working with Simon and Pippa from North 58 Sea Adventures in Findhorn filming with the Childrens BBC “Wild” TV crew. We saw lovely Common & Grey Seals and then later on near the Skerries at Lossiemouth we encountered around 20 of our Bottlenose dolphins who kept…

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Under The Skin…

We are into the bottlenose dolphin calving season up here in the Moray Firth and I often get asked about the discoloured, sometimes unsightly marks and blotches that often appear on young (and not so young) dolphins skin. These skin “lesions” as they are called appear to take on many different “types”, colours and shapes…

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Dolphins All Around….

Hi Everyone, It’s the time of year when we are hoping to see the maximum amount of dolphins in the area where I work and it’s getting busier without a doubt. After the thick morning mist has started to thin out the other morning I watched around twenty dolphins travelling past Chanonry Point heading out…

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