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Dolphin Killing Methods in Taiji – Who is Responsible?

One might think it is a scene from a horror movie.  Rather, it is video taken from Taiji, Japan depicting the almost unspeakable acts that occur beneath the tarpaulins from September through April each year in the dolphin drive hunts there. A recently published clinical analysis of the killing methods utilized in these hunts reveals…

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Hi Everyone, I had a lovely afternoon at Chanonry yesterday – just as I was about to leave to double check back at Kessock, dolphins arrived and it was great to see up close for the first time this season – Kesslet, Charlie, Zephyr, Breeze and Scoopy. All were looking good and some had new…

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Wrong Time For Right Whales? Maybe Not

Carl Safina continues our series in which whale scientists, advocates, and whale lovers tell us about their most memorable or favorite North Atlantic right whale experiences.  Carl Safina is author of 6 books and roughly 200 scientific and popular publications, including features in The New York Times and National Geographic and has been awarded such…

Welcome Back Dolphins !

Hi Everyone, The photo below is a sight for sore eyes, the first visit from dolphins in the Kessock Channel for months. It was a blizzard of snow this morning but as the skies cleared I had this glorious scene in front of me – Kesslet and Charlie hunting in the fast tide and big…

A Nice Start to the Week !

Hi Everyone, I had a phone call on Monday morning from the organisers of a national photographic competition…telling me that I had won the title of Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year ! Photo Competition Website Here is the photo that the judges liked…I hope that you like it too. Best Wishes, Charlie.

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Progress of the Convention on Migratory Species Cetacean Agreement in the Pacific Islands Region

In 2006, governments from the Pacific Islands Region made some very strong steps towards protecting whales and dolphins by establishing the Convention of Migratory Species Memorandum of Understanding for the Conservation of Cetaceans and their Habitats in the Pacific Islands Region (CMS Pacific Cetaceans MoU). This is one of only three CMS agreements dedicated specifically…