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Trust Welcomes Young Carers On Board
Trust Welcomes Young Carers On Board

This October, HWDT are running two Youth Trips, specifically designed for young carers, on board their dedicated research vessel ...

Silurian monitors Joint Warrior 2016
Silurian monitors Joint Warrior 2016

The Trust's research vessel is currently monitoring the maasive NATO Joint Warrior Military Exercise

First Fin Documentary Released

Nick Williams has produced a short film about the whales and dolphins of the west coast and the people working to protect them

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The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and understanding of Scotland’s whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) and the Hebridean marine environment through education, research and working within Hebridean communities as a basis for the lasting conservation of local species and habitats.

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9-10-2016 14:15 Unidentified Dolphin species 3 Mouth of Loch Na D...
9-10-2016 09:50 Harbour Porpoise 25 Mouth of Loch Na D...
8-10-2016 14:35 Harbour Porpoise 4 Broadford Bay
8-10-2016 09:15 Harbour Porpoise 4 Broadford Bay
21-10-2016 14:30 Minke Whale 1 Tighnabruich
19-10-2016 16:00 Common Dolphin 50 Passage of Tiree
22-10-2016 09:00 Harbour Porpoise 3 South of Oban
22-10-2016 16:00 Minke Whale 2 north west of Coll
22-10-2016 16:23 Harbour Porpoise 1 Off Stoerhead Ligh...
22-10-2016 15:10 Common Dolphin 20 Off Stoerhead Ligh...
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