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Kesslet The Connoisseur

I am lucky enough to be able to witness the WDC adoption dolphins at very close quarters sometimes through my big camera lenses and a few days ago I had ID#433 “Kesslet” right in front of me gulping down a juicy salmon with the air of a real connoisseur. At this time of year the…

Entitlement and the Georgia Aquarium: Hearing reveals the privilege of Public Display Industry

In the ongoing lawsuit entangling Georgia Aquarium, Inc., the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and a coalition of environmental and animal protection organizations that includes WDC, a hearing was held in the federal district court in Atlanta on August 14th. This hearing addressed the merits of legal proceedings initiated by Georgia Aquarium upon the…

Team work saves the life of a humpback whale off Iceland

 I have pleasure introducing a guest blog from María Gunnarsdóttir, Project Manager for IceWhale, the Icelandic Whale Watching Association, which promotes whale watching and whale conservation.  María was personally involved in the successful mission during mid-August to free ‘Nettie’ the humpback whale found badly entangled in Faxafloi Bay, Reykjavik, Iceland. Here, she tells the story…

Familiar Fins, New Faces and Bizarre Encounters … !!

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Scotland has been having a dismal summer this year, low temperatures and rain and wind galore. The weather however isn’t going to stop our dolphins go about their daily business and so we returned (even more determined than ever) to our field site on the Isle of Lewis…

Let's Get Creative!

Red is often a colour associated with danger or concern, but here at the Dolphin Centre when we see a “Red Day” on our rota, the opposite is true. That’s because a red day means activity day – for one whole day we get to put our creative minds to good use and hang out…

We Have Big Bottlenose Dolphins In Scotland

When you are studying dolphins all the time you can become a little complacent and it sometimes takes a visitors comments to make you remember a) how lucky you are and b) just how big these dolphins appear to be. I was very fortunate recently that my friend Sarah who runs a wildlife tour boat…