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What Risso’s dolphins in the Azores can teach us

First we saw the white movement, gracefully weaving under the water. The unmistakeable turquoise water above a pod of mature Risso’s dolphins who were swimming just below the surface, at some distance from our boat, off Pico in the Azores. This made me feel at home, we see the same behaviour in our own study…

Babies Everywhere…

Hi Everyone, I had a really nice (and unexpected) Photo ID trip with my friends from Aberdeen University recently and although the weather wasn’t brilliant it was still good enough to get some nice pictures. We came across twenty or so dolphins including no less than FIVE of this years babies scooting about with their…

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Überall Babys

Hallo zusammen, vor kurzem ich hatte einen sehr tollen (und unerwarteten) Foto-ID-Ausflug mit meinen Freunden von der Aberdeen University und obwohl das Wetter nicht sonderlich gut war, hat es dennoch für einige tolle Bilder gereicht. Wir sind ungefähr zwanzig Delfinen begegnet, die mindestens fünf Babys aus diesem Jahr dabei hatten, die an ihren Müttern vorbeiflitzten. …

There be a mutiny at Spey Bay this Sunday on Pirate Day!

With the end of the six weeks holidays coming near here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre we will be celebrating in style! Over the past few weeks we have been seeing lots of dolphin activity with pod sizes ranging from just two individuals to twelve! The ospreys who will be preparing for their long migration…

Something Fishy Going On…

Hi Everyone, We are, at long last getting some badly needed rain up here which will hopefully let more salmon migrate up the river systems. There are just enough sea trout and salmon in the area to keep our dolphins going food wise, but the numbers are only enough to keep small groups of dolphins…

New Zealand announces new whale sanctuary

The NZ government has just launched the Kaikoura Whale Sanctuary on the east coast of the South Island. The area is biologically rich and includes 500m deep ocean canyons which are home to giant squid which is the preferred prey of sperm whales. The sanctuary is nearly 5000 square kilometres in area and provides protection…