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That Looks a Tasty Snack Rainbow !

Hi Everyone, Rainbow and her two year old calf paid us a visit at Chanonry Point the other day. They arrived with some other local dolphins including Mischief and almost right away good old Rainbow grabs a very nice salmon and heads away with her youngster to get peace and quiet to eat it. You…

New (or should that be old?) species of whale discovered in California

US palaeontologists studying fossils recovered from the San Diego Formation in California have described a new species of baleen whale that would have lived between 3.5 and 2.5 million years ago.  Until now, the genus Herpetocetus (a genus of now extinct dwarf baleen whales) contained four recognised species, this new specimen – known as Herpetocetus…

HotSpots – A Round Up of Recent UK Sightings

Some lucky (and hardy!) individuals reported some remarkable whale and dolphin sightings in UK waters during this last winter and spring. Harbour porpoise, bottlenose dolphins, white beaked dolphins and even a pod of orcas were spotted in the waters off Scotland and northern England between December 2013 and May 2014. Harbour porpoise numbering three in…

A good day to kill a whale?

This blog was written by WDC’s Social Media Coordinator, Anja Reckendorf, who is currently travelling in Iceland. Anja is a veterinarian as well as a conservationist and whale lover and below she gives her perspectives after witnessing the butchering of a fin whale. “I LOVE Iceland. I can clearly say that I am IN LOVE…

Back Up A Bit Charlie !

Hi Everyone, I had my very big lens on the camera yesterday at Chanonry Point and I was right at the waters edge to get close up shots of fin and body markings of the dolphins. My namesake Charlie decides to get a bit silly and launches himself out of the water really close to…

How not to save a species!

Less than a week after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) urged the Government of New Zealand to do more to save the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin there has been a dramatic turn of events.  Instead of establishing more protective measures to save this endemic species, the NZ Government have in fact opened up a potential…