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Fleeting Glimpses…

Hi Everyone, The weather up here in Scotland is really rubbish just now, with bad storms and snow on higher ground. A few days ago, however I had a surprise visit from Kesslet and her baby in the Kessock Channel – Kesslet looked as though she was hunting for sea trout and another dolphin, possibly…

Kurz vorbeigeschaut

Hallo zusammen, das Wetter hier oben in Schottland ist jetzt wirklich scheußlich: viele Stürme und in höheren Lagen Schnee. Vor ein paar Tagen konnte ich aber noch einen flüchtigen Blick auf unsere Delfine werfen. Kesslet und ihr Nachwuchs tauchten überraschend im Kessock Kanal auf. Es sah aus, als wären sie auf der Jagd nach Meerforellen.…

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R.I.P. Rhapsody

A necropsy performed on Saturday, December 6th revealed some preliminary results about the death of Rhapsody (J32), a member of the critically endangered Southern Resident orca population.  Following a ceremony led by an indigenous representative to send Rhapsody on to rest and thank her for the opportunity to learn from her death, scientists from Canada’s…

Winter Is Here…

Hi Everyone, Yes, we have skipped past autumn all together and gone straight into winter… There haven’t been many dolphins spotted here near Inverness recently, I did get a quick glimpse of a big dorsal fin in the distance at Rosemarkie the other day and a sighting of who I think was Kesslets baby but…

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Baxter’s support – a huge help!

Building links with the local community here in Moray, north east Scotland, has been crucial to the success of the Scottish Dolphin Centre. Many many local people care for the bottlenose dolphins and other Scottish wildlife just as much as WDC does – and they show their passion by supporting us in a wide variety…

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I’m Bl**dy Angry!

Such was the reaction to BA’s letter from all of us at WDC and the hundreds of thousands of people who had signed Kathleen Haase’s change.org petition calling on British Airways to stop selling trips to SeaWorld. It also came as something of a surprise. At our meeting with BA on 13th October, the company acknowledged…