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HWDT welcomes EU warning to UK on failure to protect porpoises
HWDT welcomes EU warning to UK on failur...

HWDT welcomes the news that the European Commission last Thursday issued a letter to the UK with a notice of infringement on the H...

Exercise Joint Warrior
Exercise Joint Warrior

HWDT is currently conducting a monitoring survey to coincide with military Exercise Joint Warrior

SeaChange Project Update
SeaChange Project Update

The Sightings and Strandings team recently completed a 6 week road show of the Inner Hebrides

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

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16-10-2014 12:30 Risso's Dolphin 4 off Swordale point...
24-6-2014 15:30 Common Dolphin 2 Isle of Muck, 2 mi...
13-10-2014 14:00 Turtle species 1 beach north of elg...
17-10-2014 14:47 Bottlenose Dolphin 20 Ballygalley,N.Irel...
17-10-2014 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 Bay at Duart Castl...
12-10-2014 14:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 Lochbuie
12-10-2014 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 3 Achmelvich Bay
15-10-2014 10:49 Harbour Porpoise 1 loch harport
10-10-2014 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 Lochaline
11-10-2014 10:50 Harbour Porpoise 15 Rum
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