March 20 2017

It’s time to meet our new adoptable dolphins

Please welcome new adoptable dolphins Voldemort, Berry, Lumpy & Graham who have joined the Cardigan Bay  gang run by us, Adopt a Dolphin. 

This neat video introduces the new members, giving further information to those who are thinking of adopting.

Adopting one of our bottlenose dolphins as a gift for a friend, partner, teacher, son or daughter or indeed grandchild is very popular. We are a nation of animal lovers, and this present is not only totally unique and comes personalised, it’s also a strong educational tool that is being used more and more in classrooms around the UK. Children love adopting for the entire class, sharing the cost, sharing the goodies and newsletters but also feeling a sense of guardianship towards the animal they adopt. 

Sea Watch Foundation have formed a very special relationship with local boat trip company Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips, New Quay, Cardigan Bay, and it’s because of this friendship that we are now able to offer all our adoptees vouchers so that they can visit us in New Quay and make their dolphin adoption experience really come alive! The dolphin-gang will be arriving back in the bay pretty soon after their winter break up north, so it really is a good time to start planning your trip!! May through to September is a good time to aim for, and don’t forget to let us know so that we can ensure one of our dolphin researchers will be around to welcome you, show you around, answer any questions you may have and they might even show you what being a dolphin researcher is all about!
Visit www.adoptadolphin.org.uk for more information.

Don’t forget that our children’s adventure book The Magic Dolphin features our adoptable dolphins in the story and through stunning photographs and is available to buy from our online shop, or when you visit New Quay.

It’s time to meet our new Finned-Friends! 

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November 30 2016

Welcome to our first VLOG!

Hi everyone!

As we have SO many new things to tell you about, I thought it would be much nicer to send you this little video!

New???  Yes!  A new website, new newsletters, new easy payment system, new adoptable dolphins, and of course a new blog!!!!   So, without further ado, please welcome our very first VLOG!

June 27 2016

The Magic Dolphin meets The Supervet!

The Magic Dolphin at Dogfest

One of the events in The Magic Dolphin’s diary this year was to visit Dogfest, Windsor. Now, you’re probably wondering why a project all about dolphins would want to attend a festival that focuses on our four-legged friends? Well, the answer to that is that it’s not only a festival about dogs, it’s an event that celebrates and recognises ‘hope’.

Dogfest is the brain-child of Professor Noel Fitzpatrick (AKA The Supervet).  I shouldn’t think there are many animal-loving folk out there who haven’t heard of this man, or watched with intensity as he battles to save the lives of hundreds of much loved pets every Wednesday evening on Channel 4.  The Supervet has become one of the most popular animal documentary style programmes on British TV, and with reason!

Noel Fitzpatrick works tirelessly from his veterinary establishment ‘fitzpatrickreferrals’  based in Surrey.
He specialises in orthopaedics and neurosurgery on small animals, but recognises that cancer affects 1 in 3 animals (and humans), and wanted to provide a state of the art, world-class hospital to change the way that this disease is treated. Continue reading

June 8 2016

Take The Magic Dolphin Challenge!

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Hi everyone!

Together with Sea Watch I’ve come up with this really cool ‘Dolphin Quiz Challenge’.

http://www.themagicdolphin.co.uk/#dolphinchallenge

The first few questions are very easy, just to get you in the flow, but they get harder as you go!

And guess what…if you get 75% or more you get money off when you buy The Magic Dolphin book! Cool huh ;o))))) And, don’t worry, cos if you don’t do very well the first time, you can have another go at it!

The maps, cartoons and photos in the quiz are really cool so if you like it then share it with your friends, or you could ask you teacher to use it in a lesson one day. One of our adoptees wrote to me last week to say that her teacher used The Challenge for one of the ‘Under the Sea‘ lessons, and everyone LOVED it!!

Well, I’ll leave you to have a go. Good luck!!!

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June 1 2016

Meet Clet, the Travelling Bottlenose Dolphin

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Clet bow-riding the MV Isle of Arran Ferry
Hi All

This is the story of a very busy, solitary bottlenose dolphin.

He’s a famous dolphin now and has been photographed bow-riding HUGE  ferries in Scotland, following tiny dingy’s in Dorset, meeting up with mates in Ireland, chasing fast boats in Cornwall, and goodness knows what else!!! It’s good to know he’s still on his travels!

People have been able to spot him easily around the UK, because of his cool dorsal fin – it has a huge chunk taken out of it.

He arrived into our Cornish waters in 2014, and explored the area from as far as Portland, in Dorset, up to the Scottish Highlands!! What a traveler he is!
 

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February 16 2016

Those poor sperm whales!

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Hi everyone.

I’m sitting at home, tucked up in my nice, warm office, and just got a message from Sea Watch Foundation. They want me to tell you all about the problems that have been going on in the UK with all the poor, poor sperm whales.

We get many types of whale species in the UK – minke whale, fin whale, pilot whale, killer whale and many others including the sperm whale. These are the curious looking ones with the huge, square heads (Moby Dick is a sperm whale!!)

Well, some sperm whales recently got themselves into a lot of trouble. Sea Watch Foundation (SWF) call it – The largest sperm whale stranding EVER recorded in the North Sea. Tweet:  29 sperm whales ended up stuck and stranded on beaches dying!!! Keep Reading!

November 7 2015

Life after The Magic Dolphin!

 

meHi! I’m Kirsten Hintner, the author of The Magic Dolphin book!

Welcome to the very first blog post. If you love dolphins then I hope this blog will quench your thirst for interesting information, stories, updates about UK marine wildlife and much more. The Magic Dolphin is an educational adventure story, and this blog will be a continuation – a ‘live diary’ for the dolphins of Cardigan Bay and beyond! Keep Reading!