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Spectacular Start to the Season at the Scottish Dolphin Centre!

Well in the past couple of weeks we have been very privileged with the variety of wildlife that has been seen here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre. It has been getting busier and busier as the weather has improved. The Easter holidays has seen kids and families come flocking in to try and get a glimpse of our record breaking bottlenose dolphins.

Where is Everybody?

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick update to say that things have gone very quiet again just at the moment. Even the boat operators are not seeing that much in the way of dolphins moving around the Inner Firth.

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Japan should think carefully over its whaling in the North Pacific

Japan is still reeling from the ICJ

decision that effectively ended its whaling this year in Antarctica. However, Japan's whalers are awaiting guidance from the Japanese Government as to whether they can carry out their whaling in the North Pacific.

Japan has an established Article VIII whaling programme in the North Pacific (JARPN

A whale named Pico

North Atlantic right whales were once truly North Atlantic with a historic range covering the waters from Florida and West Africa in the south, to the Labrador Sea and across to Norway in the north. Once upon a time, these whales were once common in coastal waters on both sides of “the pond”.  

What do whales, dolphins and porpoises have in common with badgers?

For those of you not familiar with the humble badger - do you remember the Harry Potter books and the school house of Hufflepuff? Well … the badger is the emblem of the Hufflepuff house in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. There are eight different species of badger found in a variety of places around the world including Europe and the USA, yet none are quite as striking as the European badger with their distinctive black and white striped faces.

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