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Effort to Gain Stronger Protection for Russian Belugas Moves Forward

Today the National Marine Fisheries Service announced a positive 60-day finding on a petition to designate the Sakhalin Bay-Amur River beluga whale population in the Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, as depleted under the US Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). The petition was submitted by the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), Cetacean…

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Auf dem Meer…

Hallo zusammen, dank treuer Speedy-Paten, der Familie White, konnte ich kürzlich an zwei Ausfahrten mit dem Boot teilnehmen. Am Montag ging es in die Nähe von Cromarty und dort haben wir Rainbow und ihren mittlerweile zweijährigen Nachwuchs gesehen. Beide sehen fit und gesund aus. Am Dienstag fuhren wir dann etwas weiter aufs Meer hinaus und…

What’s Around Spey Bay

This weeks blog has been written by Scottish Dolphin Centre summer guide Heather. Read on to find out what she has been spotting around Spey Bay these past few weeks… As the weather warms up at Spey Bay we have been seeing bottlenose dolphins almost every day and it has been very exciting for all…

Southwest Airlines Takes Flight from SeaWorld

In January 1988, Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld of Texas announced their plans for a marketing partnership that would later be extended to all SeaWorld parks and over 25 years of marketing promotions and publicity, including planes painted with the likeness of ‘Shamu.’ Southwest Airlines has been the official airline of SeaWorld until today when Southwest…

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Unter die Haut…

Hallo zusammen, wir sind mitten in der Kalbungszeit bei den Großen Tümmlern hier im Moray Firth. Ich werde oft gefragt, was es mit den manchmal recht unansehnlichen Verfärbungen auf der Haut junger (und auch nicht mehr so junger) Delfine auf sich hat. Diese Hautabschürfungen treten in Verschiedenen Größen, Formen und Farben auf, verstärkt bei jüngeren…

Under The Skin…

We are into the bottlenose dolphin calving season up here in the Moray Firth and I often get asked about the discoloured, sometimes unsightly marks and blotches that often appear on young (and not so young) dolphins skin. These skin “lesions” as they are called appear to take on many different “types”, colours and shapes…