2015 was a record year for sightings of whales and dolphins off the coast of western Scotland. The latest marine life survey carried out by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust counted 28 juvenile minke whales during the year, which is more than three times the average of previous years and suggests the possibility of a baby boom among the whales. Meanwhile, there have been 63 dolphin encounters which has seen 723 individuals recorded. For a species that was uncommon in the Hebrides, 63 encounters represents a doubling over the last twelve years. Clearly they are all having a whale of a time.