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A Daughter's Dream

There are many inspirational moments in this field….but none more than when someone honors a loved ones by continuing their passion. All of us in our North American office were so very touched by the Rodecker’s we asked one of this year’s interns, Michelle Collins, to share their story. One of the things I’ve enjoyed…

WE ARE NOT ALONE: scientists conclude whales, dolphins and many other species are conscious

Consciousness is often perceived as an ethereal notion which is difficult to pin down. However, finally, a group of eminent scientists meeting to discuss the neurobiological basis of conscious experience and related behaviours agreed that: “Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical, and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along with the capacity…

Dolphins, Dolphins Everywhere…

Hi Everyone, Apologies for the dearth of posts this last week – I’ve been battling a heavy cold and it’s only lifting now and I can get out and about again properly. There would appear to be dolphins all over the place at present – I’ve only been round to Chanonry once and there were…

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Conservation is a family affair

It’s no secret that our office is the well run machine because of our amazing interns. And as August advances, we get closer to losing some of our summer interns as they begin to move on. While their leaving is sad for us, the process of progressing and moving onward and upward is exactly what…

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Animal Olympics – The Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises are the record breakers!

As we focus on our own sporting prowess at the London 2012 Olympics, maybe it is a good time to think about some of the gold-medal holders in the animal kingdom too. LONGEST SWIMThe longest mammal migrations are made by the whales too – a humpback travelling from its feeding ground in Antarctica to the…

Going for Gold Scoopy?

Hi Everyone, Yesterday at Kessock I managed to catch on camera big Scoopy throwing this salmon (upper left of the picture) about 25 feet in the air ! ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips I wonder if dolphins have their own version of the Olympic Games? Best Wishes, Charlie.