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Hello Kesslet !

Hi Everyone,

I had an unexpected visitor turn up at Chanonry Point yesterday – Kesslet, who has been happily catching salmon for the last week in The Kessock Channel with her son Charlie decided to come for a change of scenery.

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You can see in the photo above Kesslet giving a cheeky little breach and showing us her right flank which has abrasions on it. These superficial marks don’t look to have been made by other dolphins, more likely that she has rubbed up against something while swimming along. Other than that she is looking great, fit and healthy. Between myself and Barbara Cheney from Aberdeen University’s Lighthouse Field Station at Cromarty – we have seen all the adoption dolphins except Rainbow so far this season and we are hoping that we catch up with her and her calf very soon…it was around this time last year before we had our first sighting of her.

The weather is really changeable at the moment but on the whole not bad for getting out and about to spot and photograph your adopted dolphin. Checking through my photos from last Friday I can see Spirit in one or two distant frames and that was confirmed by Barbara who was out on the research boat doing a dolphin survey the same time as I was at Chanonry (see photo below) – she saw Spirit and Shimmer and they are both looking great, as are Mischief, Moonlight and Sundance.

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I’ll shout from the rooftops the minute that I get a sighting of Rainbow, keep checking the blog, Twitter and Facebook. Remember that you can adopt a Bottlenose dolphin, Humpback or an Orca by visiting us here… http://uk.whales.org/donate-and-adopt

Best Wishes,

Charlie.