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ID#1028 with dinkyID#872 with dinky Keeping track of the number of bottlenose dolphin calves being born each year is a vital part of our work monitoring the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation. However, this can be difficult as of course we don’t see every female every year, making it very easy to miss new calves. This year we are off to a…

Minke whaleMinke WhaleHumpback whale flukesHumpback whale          I think all our photo-ID surveys are special, however this week’s trip was exceptional. The start was…

First pup of 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While on photo-ID survey on the 29th May, Becky and Sian were pleased, and a little surprised, to see the first pup of the 2017 season at Loch Fleet. Mum is ID # 062 who we like to call ‘Cube’, a well-known animal who we have seen every year at Loch Fleet since the photo-ID study started in 2006. We weren’t expecting to see any pups…

July 2016May 2017You might remember Spirtle who live stranded and was re-floated in May 2016. When we first saw her again in July, due to the extensive sunburn, dehydration and UV damage from the stranding, we weren’t positive about her survival. However by September we could see the healing white granulating tissue and new normal pigmented skin and our hopes were…

ID#1113 LunarAt last it is that time of year again, the start of our bottlenose dolphin photo-ID season, which runs from May to September.  Each year I look forward to the first week of May when, weather permitting, we can get out on the water on our boat 'Rona' to search for and photograph dolphins.  This is all part of the monitoring for the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation.  It's great to be able to see which dolphins are around and which calves have…


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