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Spotted! Wildlife wandering around Spey Bay

Wow, I can’t believe it’s May already! Here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre we’ve been busy welcoming visitors to our exhibition, shop and café and telling them all about the wildlife they can spot around the nature reserve where the centre is located.  We are very lucky to be based at such a brilliant wildlife…

ALMA-ighty fiasco: journey’s end as Alma reaches Japan, but what now?

Regular blog readers will know that I have been tracking the Alma as she sailed from Iceland, laden with her cargo of 2,000 tonnes of fin whale products, down the west coast of Africa, around the Cape of Good Hope and up through the Indian Ocean and South China Sea to Japan. After almost seven…

Who’s a Cheeky Boy Then?

Hi Everyone, I had a nice afternoon at Chanonry Point with around eight of our dolphins yesterday – the weather was going between lovely sunshine and then grey, heavy showers but it was great to be out in the open watching my lovely big friends. In the photo below you can see ID#1025 “Charlie” coming…

Dolphin fossil holds the key to an evolutionary mystery!

Earlier this year when scientists discovered a whale graveyard in the Atacama region in Chile, we knew that we had embarked on exciting times in marine mammal science as our knowledge of extinct species and cetacean evolution was about to be radically expanded – what we didn’t realise at the time was just how rapidly…

Back to Work…

Hi Everyone, I had a nice “welcome back” on being away on a weeks holiday from Kesslet and Charlie today with a bit of bow-riding with a tug coming out of Inverness Harbour… Apologies about the quality of the previous posts video – don’t know what happened there…computers eh? I’m along at our annual Really…

Tag, you’re (a nitw)it!

On May 1st, a stranded minke whale found on a New Jersey beach was “tagged” with what appear to be Greek Letters-a frat prank perhaps? While “tagging” a whale may seem like a harmless prank, it’s harmful to conservation and dangerous to the “tagger.” I have personally written on many dead marine mammals but only…