The Dolphin Dating Game - Nicola Hodgins

Dolphin hybrids are very rare, but what causes this phenomenon? Nicola Hodgins from the international charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation discusses some of the reasons dolphins may interbreed.

Aged just four, Nicola announced her intention to work with dolphins. However, hailing from inner-city Glasgow, no-one took much notice. Yet today, after working on numerous marine conservation projects around the world, becoming a PADI Diving Instructor and acquiring a degree in Marine Biology, Nicola works for the international charity Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) heading up their science and research work. After spending so much of her adult life in far-flung countries throughout Africa and Asia, Nicola has come back home, and perhaps appropriately, a focal area of interest and study are the dolphins found off the North West of Scotland.