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Photo-ID Volunteer Placement Available
Photo-ID Volunteer Placement Available

Join the HWDT team this winter to gain experience in Photo Identification techniques and application

Whale and Dolphin Day makes a Splash!
Whale and Dolphin Day makes a Splash!

Our sighting simulator was a hit for Whale and Dolphin Day!

2016 Expeditions fully booked!
2016 Expeditions fully booked!

There are now no berths available on our 2016 Cetacean Research Surveys but watch this space for 2017 details

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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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28-8-2016 10:00 Sunfish 1 West of Little Col...
27-8-2016 16:25 Basking Shark 6 Tiree sw coast
29-8-2016 11:45 Basking Shark 5 Scariinish, Tiree ...
20-8-2016 12:30 Basking Shark 1 North coast of Muc...
27-8-2016 12:30 Minke Whale 1 Sound of Jura off ...
28-8-2016 14:03 Minke Whale 1 East entrance to C...
28-8-2016 19:50 Common Dolphin 20 Brevig, Barra
27-8-2016 14:43 Common Dolphin 60 Raasay Sound
25-8-2016 07:44 Common Dolphin 30 The minch
26-8-2016 18:06 Common Dolphin 40 Atlantic
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