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Hebridean Marine Explorers Week
Hebridean Marine Explorers Week

Silurian and the HWDT Engagement team will be visiting Skye, Raasay and Kyle of Lochalsh next week to deliver a series of events

First Standard Survey of 2017 Complete
First Standard Survey of 2017 Complete

Huge thanks to the citizen scientists who joined us aboard Silurian to contribute to our visual and acoustic data collection

Final few berths for 2017 Expeditions
Final few berths for 2017 Expeditions

The 2017 Cetacean Research Surveys are almost fully booked - join now to contribute directly to conservation efforts

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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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27-3-2017 19:15 Unidentified Dolphin species 2 Off the cliffs at ...
27-3-2017 18:45 Humpback Whale 1 Off the cliffs at ...
24-4-2017 15:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 the oa, islay
19-4-2017 10:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 5 Fionnphort
22-4-2017 10:59 Bottlenose Dolphin 25 Loch Beag, west co...
13-4-2017 13:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 2 Between Gigha and ...
19-4-2017 14:09 Minke Whale 1 Inner Hebrides
19-4-2017 14:09 Harbour Porpoise 3 Inner Hebrides
20-4-2017 14:45 Harbour Porpoise 1 South of Kerrera
20-4-2017 12:24 Harbour Porpoise 1 West of Seil Islan...
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