A young dolphin from the Moray Firth population has become snagged by a series of fishing hooks.
The relatively tiny body of a newborn sperm whale has washed up in the Western Isles, prompting researchers to believe females of the awe-inspiring species could be swimming in Scottish waters.
A conservation charity has called for greater protection for sea life off Scotland’s west coast after extensive and “pioneering” research that identified the area as a hot spot for whales, dolphins and porpoises.
Marine researchers have confirmed an “unprecedented” number of beaked whale deaths occurring off the west coast of Scotland.
A dolphin which suffered horrific sunburn across 40% of its body last year, when it washed up on a Highland beach, has made a "mind-blowing" recovery.