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Kick-start your career in marine biology
Kick-start your career in marine biology

Read about Alistair's experiences aboard Silurian and how it helped affirm his choice to study marine biology

Fourth Research Survey Complete
Fourth Research Survey Complete

An account of our recent Cetacean Research Survey by Matt Clements, one of our 2017 residential volunteers

Work Experience at HWDT

James describes his experience of joining the HWDT Team for his work experience week.

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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.

Standard Expeditions

Search for whales and dolphins on a once in a lifetime adventure

Silurian Blog

Read the latest updates from onboard Silurian, our research and education vessel.

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26-6-2017 16:20 Harbour Porpoise 2 South of Muck
26-6-2017 16:00 Minke Whale 1 Just off Muck (ret...
26-6-2017 11:00 Minke Whale 1 Ardamurchan Point
22-6-2017 14:15 Harbour Porpoise 1 Loch Fyne
21-6-2017 20:15 Harbour Porpoise 1 Sound of Mull of T...
26-6-2017 09:00 Common Dolphin 4 Summer isles
20-6-2017 14:30 Risso's Dolphin 25 Sound of Gunna
19-June... 14:00 Minke Whale 1 Gigha, Sound of Ju...
22-5-2017 20:00 Humpback Whale 3 Broadbay,Isle of L...
22-6-2017 13:40 Minke Whale 1 1 mile East of Ca...
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