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Third Standard Survey 2017 Completed
Third Standard Survey 2017 Completed

Update on our recent monitoring expedition, including some stinky minke action and an iridescent plankton party.

Offshore Survey Highlights Biodiversity
Offshore Survey Highlights Biodiversity

HWDTs recent monitoring expedition made passage to Stanton Banks (a remote rocky reef), highlighting the biodiveristy present

Second Standard Survey 2017 Completed
Second Standard Survey 2017 Completed

Update on our most recent monitoring expedition, which included a passage to Stanton Banks and recorded the first basking shark!

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29-5-2017 16:04 Harbour Porpoise 3 Tiumpan Head
29-5-2017 14:50 Minke Whale 3 Tiumpan Head
29-5-2017 13:57 Unidentified Dolphin species 3 Tiumpan Head
29-5-2017 13:48 Harbour Porpoise 3 Tiumpan Head
29-5-2017 11:10 Minke Whale 2 Tiumpan Head
29-5-2017 10:34 White-Beaked Dolphin 1 Tiumpan Head
29-5-2017 10:25 Humpback Whale 1 Tiumpan Head
29-5-2017 10:07 Unidentified Dolphin species 4 Tiumpan Head
29-5-2017 09:52 Minke Whale 1 Tiumpan Head
27-5-2017 14:21 Harbour Porpoise 3 Mol Fois Geodha, M...
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