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Harbour porpoise. Image: Charlie Phillips/WDC

Speaking up for the little guys – WDC in action

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Humpback whale fluke in Alaska.

An unforgettable first encounter – observing the whales we work to protect

I have kept a dark secret since joining WDC back in June 2021. Despite my...

WDC in Japan – Part 2: Digital dolphins

Welcome to the second chapter of my incredible journey to build alliances in Japan. As...
Amanda the intern

Meet the 2023 Interns: Amanda Eskridge

We are so excited to welcome Amanda Eskridge, our final Marine Mammal Conservation Intern of...

Some Sightings Out There…

I had word from a contact of mine the other day who does bird watching at Tarbat Ness in the Dornoch Firth, a bit North from here, that he spotted over fifteen Bottlenose dolphins hunting for fish with lots of gull activity overhead. That sounds fairly typical of mackerel or more likely herring fishing by these dolphins – there is a lot of surface activity and this can attract a lots of birds but sometimes the dolphins are chasing the fish and herding them so quickly that the birds take a while to catch up – like in the photo below where a young dolphin is snapping at a fish that is in mid-air. This very cold weather that we are having at the moment often brings in shoals of herring nearer to land where I can keep a watch out for any accompanying dolphins so fingers crossed that I can spot a fin or two before long.