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That's The Spirit !

Hi Everyone, Apologies for the terrible pun in the title of this post…anyway – Barbara Cheney,The Photo ID officer with Aberdeen University’s Lighthouse Field Station at Cromarty sent me this recently taken, and very lovely photo of Spirit and her latest son or daughter (we don’t know which yet) powering their way through the sea…

Kickstart

The Olympic Spirit

Tonight is the Kickstart of the XXX Summer Olympics in London, England. The first Olympic Games were thought to have taken place in 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. They were originally held in honor of Zeus, the Greek god of the sky and thunder. Zeus is also known as the “father of gods and men”…

Special Event at Spey Bay Dolphin Centre on August 1st

An Evening with Charlie and Mark At the WDCS Scottish Dolphin Centre Spey Bay   from 19.30 on August 1st The evening will consist of two intertwined presentations: Why Won’t Whaling Die? Mark Simmonds will explore this perplexing question by considering our relationship with whales and dolphins through the ages with particular reference to the…

Kessock Channel Invasion 2 !

Hi Everyone, My colleague Elsa at the WDCS Dolphin & Seal Centre at North Kessock and I were treated to a Bottlenose dolphin invasion yesterday with no less than 20 dolphins including 7 calves, the most I have counted here in nearly 15 years ! Here is a shot of Charlie with his pal Mini…

Near Death at SeaWorld – What the court saw of the 2006 incident

Near Death at SeaWorld -Worldwide exclusive video, obtained via FOIA, depicting a serious aggression incident by the killer whale Kasatka against her SeaWorld San Diego trainer Ken Peters in 2006. In the video, Kasatka grabs her trainer’s foot and will not let go, dunking him under the water for extended periods of time. Peters, who…

Way To Go Sundance !

Hi Everyone, Sundance was on good form today – about 200 metres out from Chanonry… ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips Best Wishes, Charlie.