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WDCS locates entangled humpback

On Friday, August 24th, most of the WDCS-NA office headed out on the vessel Easterly to document small vessel traffic in the vicinity of whales as part of our propeller scar project.  As always, we document, and when possible, retrieve any marine debris we locate.  Early in the trip, at approximately 11:15AM, we stopped to retrieve…

Behave Yourself Lunar !

Hi Everyone, I’ve had a really nice couple of days round at Chanonry despite the odd rain shower with good company and pretty good dolphins sightings too. In the photo below you can see Moonlights young son, Lunar being a bit cheeky and trying to grab the same small fish as his Mum…kids eh –…


Jack of All Trades

Jack of All Trades is a saying that dates back to the 16th Century.  It defines someone that is skilled in many different areas and most certainly applicable to the crew of the WDCS NA office.  The work of the past month is a testament to the multi-level talents exhibited by all in our office…

(c) WDCS / Nicola Hodgins

Sea Shiant-y

We (WDCS researchers Nicola and Sarah along with our able Canine Research Assistants, Kila and Harvey) have returned to the magical Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland for 8 weeks of field work in search of Risso’s dolphins and other marine megafauna – and we have received a warm and watery welcome!…

Clever Girl Rainbow !

Hi Everyone, Well, it’s my pleasure to announce that our lovely Rainbow has has a beautiful new baby, born just over a week ago. I’ve been watching her carefully and this morning was my fourth photo encounter with them together, yesterday they were with a big group in Kessock and the previous few days they…

Exciting News…

Hi Everyone, I’ve got some lovely, exciting news about one of our lovely adoption dolphins but I just need to confirm the sightings that I have had over the past 3 days one more time then I’ll tell all (sounds like a soap opera doesn’t it?) so watch this space! Best Wishes, Charlie.