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Happy ending for Nettie the humpback entangled off Iceland

Image credit: Elding Whale Watching, Reykjavik The recent rescue of an entangled humpback whale in Faxafloi Bay, off Reykjavik, Iceland, gives us both hope – and pause for thought – for the future of these majestic creatures.  The badly-entangled whale was first spotted in the Bay on July 30th and, as I reported in an…

More orcas captured in the Okhotsk Sea, Russia—When will it stop?

Three orcas (killer whales) have been captured in the Okhotsk Sea in the Russian Far East, according to sources at the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP). The first one, captured in early July, was moved through Sakhalinsky Bay on July 15, 2015. Since then, two more have been captured, also thought to have been caught in…

The mystery of dolphins & breaching

The bottlenose dolphin is possibly the most socially active of the dolphin species that we get in the chilly waters of the Moray Firth and North East Coast of Scotland and many people that visit this area want to see the dolphins doing one thing – breaching or jumping clear out of the water. This…

Warum springen Delfine?

Die Großen Tümmler gehören wahrscheinlich zu den sozial aktivsten Tieren, die wir in den kühlen Gewässern rund um den Moray Firth und der Nordostküste Schottlands bestaunen können. Viele Besucher dieser Gegend wünschen sich von den Delfinen besonders eines: hohe und kraftvolle Sprünge aus dem Wasser. Der Energieverbrauch hierbei ist allerdings enorm und gerade den heißt…

Wildlife Warriors at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

As some of you may or may not know, every Wednesday of the school holidays the Scottish Dolphin Centre has a kids club from 2-4pm. Every year they are very popular with them being fully booked every week. As a charity one of our main objectives is to educate, however with wildlife warriors our main…

Superpod and the Southern Residents

This year’s Superpod was full of great talks, film screenings (I’m officially calling “DamNation” the next “Blackfish”) book signings, and more – the orcas of course – but one of my favorite things about this annual gathering is the “cross-pollination” concept of idea sharing between attendees.  It’s rare to have so many researchers, advocates, and…