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Humpback Whale in the Clyde
Humpback Whale in the Clyde

A large humpback whale has been putting on quite a show in the Clyde basin over recent days

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Join us aboard Silurian

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HWDT is recruiting!
HWDT is recruiting!

HWDT seeks a Deputy Director, an Education Officer and a Visitor Centre Shop Manager to join our team

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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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30-July... 08:10 Humpback Whale 1 South of mull of k...
29-7-2015 15:27 Basking Shark 1 Cathedral cave on ...
28-7-2015 14:00 Unidentified Dolphin species 4 Firth of Clyde, ne...
29-7-2014 10:15 Unidentified Dolphin species 4 Cuidraich bay
28-7-2015 14:30 Harbour Porpoise 4 Loch Scresort
25-7-2015 17:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 Butt of Lewis
25-7-2015 08:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 Old Hill
25-7-2015 15:01 Minke Whale 1 North Rona
24-7-2015 12:18 Sunfish 1 St Kilda
25-7-2015 10:30 Harbour Porpoise 3 Little Bernera
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