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Marine traffic pressures on Scotland's cetaceans to be studied using navigation safety technology
Marine traffic pressures on Scotland's c...

Track Silurian through-out this field season using AIS technology

Mull's Marine Life Weekend
Mull's Marine Life Weekend

A weekend of events to celebrate the public's involvement in marine research and find out how to get involved.

April's floating classroom trip to Islay and Jura, a huge success!
April's floating classroom trip to Islay...

Pippa summarises the Education Team's latest success, a week of school visits around Islay and Jura with Silurian.

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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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3-5-2016 12:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 1 Sanaigmore Bay
25-4-2016 10:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 Eilean Dubh, Balna...
30-4-2016 14:30 Harbour Porpoise 2 Cumbrae Slip - Isl...
24-4-2016 14:30 Harbour Porpoise 6 Lunderston Bay (Cl...
22-4-2016 10:15 Humpback Whale 1 Inverkip (Clyde)
27-4-2016 14:29 Harbour Porpoise 2 Off Stoerhead Ligh...
23-4-2016 14:00 Humpback Whale 1 Largs Bay (North)
19-4-2016 15:20 Bottlenose Dolphin 5 Rum
24-4-2016 12:28 Minke Whale 1 Off Stoerhead Ligh...
17-4-2016 06:00 Humpback Whale 2 Northern Tip of Gr...
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