Dozens of dolphins, orcas and humpback whales have been disturbed or endangered in Scottish waters this summer by people in boats and on jet skis, it has been revealed.
Wildlife enthusiasts in Moray have organised a weekend of whale and dolphin events to capitalise on a surge of interest in the majestic sea mammals.
A Scottish project aimed at helping to stop whales and other marine animals getting tangled in fishing nets has been hailed as a winning partnership between fishers and conservationists.
Researchers have attached cameras to humpback and minke whales in the Antarctic to understand their lives better – and the resulting videos are beautiful.
A humpback whale from a breeding population in the eastern Caribbean sea has been recorded for the very first time in British waters.
A third humpback whale has been spotted feeding off the Moray coast.
Crowds of youngsters gasped with delight yesterday while they watched dolphins staging a natural marine exhibition in the waves off the Moray coast.
Wildlife enthusiasts along the north-east coast are being asked to help conservationists track whale and dolphin activity as part of a scheme to keep the animals safe.
Investigations led by the University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme, have shown that a pod of whales stranded in Fife in 2012 had high concentrations of toxic chemicals, some of which had reached the mammals’ brains.
A giant humpback whale was saved by rescuers at the weekend after getting entangled in fishing ropes in a Sutherland loch.
Three whales have died and 10 others are stranded off the Isle of Skye.
Budding north-east wildlife experts will be shown how to spot some of the underwater world's most fascinating creatures at a special training day this weekend.
Humpback whales, orcas and bottlenose dolphins will do their bit for the economy of the Highlands and islands when the first Whale Week festival is held next week.
A family of massive killer whales have delighted wildlife watchers by making a surprise appearance off the Buchan coast.