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On My ’Summer Holidays’

Hi Folks, Well, that’s my main dolphin season over for another year so it’s time for a wee break but don’t worry – I’ll be back soon and I’ll tell you if I was able to see any other nice wildlife. Mind you – I am spoiled where I am – very few things equal…

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Wild dolphin crossbreeding in UK revealed by WDC

Shrinking dolphin populations in UK waters may be causing one species to mate with another according to WDC research.   WDC has recently released the first documented proof of hybridisation between wild dolphins in UK waters, where one species mates with a completely different species.   In a recently published scientific paper scientific paper ,…

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Scottish windfarms decision bad for marine mammals

WDC are supportive of efforts to reduce climate impacts and move away from the use of fossil fuels. However, the decision by Scottish Ministers today to consent these four offshore wind farms off the Forth and Tay on the east coast of Scotland will drive another nail in the coffin of the local harbour seal…

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Familiar Fins and Hybrid Dolphins

Encountering dolphins in the wild is a pleasure and a privilege, encountering dolphins known to you in the wild is even more special. Starting in 2010 we came to the Isle of Lewis to study and learn more about the population of Risso’s dolphins who use the area, five years on and we’re beginning to…

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Stormy Sightings at Spey Bay!

This week’s has been written by one of our residential guide and education volunteers Laura. Find out what she has been seeing around a stormy Spey Bay. Well these past couple of weeks have seen a lot of change here around Spey Bay! The landscape has had a complete makeover as we felt the side…

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One step at a time: Victory for dolphins in the Bahamas!

Due to the tenacity and perseverance of local Bahamanian grassroots organization, reEarth, a significant legal battle opposing the development of a captive dolphin facility on Blackbeard’s Cay, just northwest of Nassau, has been waged and won, marking a small victory in the larger fight for an end to whales and dolphins in captivity. In this…

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Shorewatch’s Big Watch Weekend at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

Here at the Scottish Dolphin Centre we are putting together the final arrangements for our Shorewatch programme’s annual Big Watch Weekend. A weekend where all our volunteers pull together to conduct as many Shorewatches as possible! This data will give us an in-depth look at what the whales and dolphins are doing around the Scottish…

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White Alright?

Only a few days ago, a young white bottlenose dolphin was brutally ripped apart from her family by dolphin fishermen in Taiji, destined for a life in captivity. Although every whale, dolphin and porpoise is special and deserves to live a life free from pain and suffering, when something “different” comes along, it’s only human…

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