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Cetacean rights and the wider debate of animal entitlement

I thought it was worth pointing you to a very interesting posting by Catherine Warren at the Huffington Post. Catherine takes us through some recent history regarding how animals are treated in law is changing, and notes the recent change in US law in 2010 when the U.S. House of Representatives reclassified dogs from “equipment”…

Normal Service Will Be Resumed…

Hi Everyone, I’m back at work now after a bit of a complicated and hectic period involving destroyed camera gear and a family bereavement – I hope that you haven’t missed me too much 😉 ©Susan Phillips A few weeks ago I was doing a bit of filming with BBC Newsround out on a boat…

Off For a While Yet…

Hi Everyone, Just to let you know that I’m off for another week yet…sorry ! ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips My pal Alan phoned me this morning to say that he was looking at 8 dolphins out near Fort George so hopefully by the time I get back to work at the end of next week there might…

Helping the people who help

The unprecedented number of mass strandings of common dolphins on Cape Cod have made national and international news. Beginning in mid-January and continuing for more than five weeks, common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) have been stranding on Cape Cod Bay shores. According to IFAW’s Marine Mammal Rescue and Research Team (MMRR), at least 179 animals stranded…

Back soon!

Hi everyone, We thought we’d let you know that Charlie will be away from his post for a few days (don’t worry, he’ll be back very soon) so if you leave a comment here for him he may not reply right away. In the meantime, you can keep up to date with dolphin news at…

Nice Trout Kesslet !

Hi Everyone, Oh well, that is the beginning of my 2012 dolphin research season with good old Kesslet starting me off yesterday, swimming past Chanonry from Rosemarkie Bay with her son Charlie and catching then throwing around a rather nice sea trout. ©WDCS/Charlie Phillips I’m out filming with BBC Newsround early next week so I…