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Sail with HWDT in 2015
Sail with HWDT in 2015

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Humpback Whale in Sound of Raasay
Humpback Whale in Sound of Raasay

A humpback whale has been seen in the Sound of Raasay since 22 October.

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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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22-11-2014 11:30 Harbour Porpoise 2 Isle of Gigha
22-11-2014 09:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 Port Ellen, Islay
22-11-2014 14:45 Orca (Killer) Whale 5 Amhuinnsuidhe, Nor...
20-11-2014 13:20 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 Saligo Bay, Islay
17-11-2014 14:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 Islay
16-11-2014 13:00 Minke Whale 1 Islay
14-11-2014 15:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 Lower Killeyan, Th...
2-Novem... 15:00 Striped dolphin 1 Bowmore Islay
16-11-2014 14:59 Harbour Porpoise 2 Off Uig, Skye
16-11-2014 14:13 Harbour Porpoise 6 off Kilt Rock, Sky...
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