On our way down through Scotland this year we called at the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Centre on the Moray Firth and adopted a bottlenose dolphin called Kesslet.
“Kesslet was born in 1994, daughter of the late Kess (who sadly died in 1998) and little sister of “Friths Bro”. Kesslet was left motherless at the young age of 4, resulting in a bit of a tough upbringing – having to fend for herself at such a young age. And grow up she did, and what a fantastic dolphin! Ultra fast, incredible manoeuvrability and clever hunting tactics have made her into a formidable predator – she never, ever, misses a fish. After leading the carefree, somewhat precocious life of a single girl for ages she eventually gave birth to her first calf in September 2007." (Charlie Philips)
In the latest newsletter from Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Kesslet – a popular recipient of sponsorship – gets a mention.
This brilliant photo of Kesslet by Charlie Phillips is just one of many on the WDC website and I am most grateful for their kind permission to use it on my blog.
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