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Silurian Shadows the Joint Warrior Exercises
Silurian Shadows the Joint Warrior Exerc...

HWDT's research vessel Silurian will depart Tobermory this afternoon, bound for the North Minch. The aim is to conduct cetacean su...

2016 Research Survey Dates Announced
2016 Research Survey Dates Announced

Sail with us in 2016, witness the wealth of our marine environment whilst collecting valuable data on cetacean populations

HWDT Education Officer wins AB Award
HWDT Education Officer wins AB Award

HWDT's Education officer, Pippa Garrard, has won the Argyll and Bute Youth Achievement Award (Environment category)

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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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9-10-2015 16:15 Basking Shark 1 Just north or Ardr...
6-10-2015 15:50 Turtle species 1 north of flodigarr...
7-Octob... 11:32 Basking Shark 1 Score Bay, Skye
7-10-2015 13:30 Harbour Porpoise 60 Inner sound of Raa...
6-10-2015 10:00 Unidentified Dolphin species 3 Portnahaven
6-10-2015 17:55 Basking Shark 3 Stravanan Bay Isle...
6-10-2015 16:00 Basking Shark 2 Rubha Hunish
12-8-2015 17:00 Minke Whale 2 3 miles North East...
1-10-2015 14:52 Harbour Porpoise 2 Loch Shieldaig, of...
6-10-2015 11:00 Harbour Porpoise 8 Loch Eishort
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