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Sponsor a Cetacean this Christmas
Sponsor a Cetacean this Christmas

Give a gift that makes a difference - sponsor a minke whale or the West Coast Pod of killer whales

2017 Residential Volunteer Placements
2017 Residential Volunteer Placements

Applications to join the HWDT during the 2017 field season are now open!

Sail with us in 2017
Sail with us in 2017

Join HWDT aboard Silurian, monitoring Hebridean cetaceans whilst exploring the wildest parts of the UK

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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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30-7-2016 17:30 Common Dolphin 5 Flodday Mor North ...
5-12-2016 14:25 Common Dolphin 9 Outside Stornoway ...
25-11-2016 09:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 Sound of Mull
5-12-2016 14:21 Common Dolphin 6 Off Stornoway Bay
5-12-2016 14:16 Common Dolphin 22 Outside Stornoway ...
5-12-2016 12:39 Other types 1 Off Stornoway Bay
5-12-2016 12:37 Common Dolphin 10 Off Eye Peninsula
5-12-2016 12:34 Other types 1 Off Stornoway
25-11-2016 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 10 Sound of Mull
25-11-2016 13:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 12 Scallastale
Full Sightings List