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Why did the two dolphins die in Switzerland?

So the Conneyland dolphins died because of an opiate overdose, that some idiot gave them during a rave. ‘Zoo dolphins deaths ‘Caused by Party Drugs’ We need to ask why the dolphinarium ever allowed the rave to take place so close to the dolphins in the first place? The dolphin captive display industry tell us…

Typical Bank Holiday…

Hi Everyone, Hope that you are all well and enjoying this May bank holiday ! We had quite a lot of boat traffic this morning in the Kessock Channel, mainly the local Sea Scouts who were out training youngsters in how to handle powered craft. Kesslet and Charlie, who had suddenly appeared, both chomping on…

Lights..Camera's..

Hi Everyone, I was out at sea doing a bit of filming about our dolphins with Timeline Films for their “Grand Tours of Scotland” programme, presented by film-maker and historian Paul Murton. It was a grey start to the day at 8am but almost right away on leaving Avoch Harbour with Dolphin Trips Avoch (whose…

Scoopy..That Was SO Funny !

Hi Everyone, I was round at Chanonry on Sunday and despite being a lovely, sunny day it was bitterly cold with a biting northerly wind. What made it eventually worthwhile (the dolphins took ages to arrive), apart from seeing Rainbow and about six others was Scoopy playing with a big stem of holdfast seaweed. He…

Eye Eye Rainbow…

Hi Everyone, It was a bit grey and rainy at Chanonry yesterday, however Rainbow took me by surprise and popped her head up SO close to the shore that I could not get all her head into the frame ! ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips She was looking right at me, I wonder what she thought of this…

Dolphin social networks are unusually open

In March 2012 the New Scientist reported on research in Shark Bay Western Australia which shows that male bottlenose dolphins in this area cooperate in groups of two or three. These smaller groups also link with others to form ‘gangs’ of up to 14 males and these ‘gangs’ can sometimes also coalesce to form even larger…