Recent Sightings

HWDT’s Community Sightings Network encourages residents, local wildlife operators and visitors to the area to report their sightings of whales, dolphins and porpoises to HWDT. This information is important because it contributes to our understanding of where and when particular species occur. Report your sightings HERE.

HWDT receives the majority of its live sighting reports during the summer months, between May and September, which reflects the increased number of boat and land observers, the fine weather and the influx of seasonal visitors to the area, including minke whales and basking sharks. Sightings are less frequent during the winter months because poor weather conditions and shorter daylight hours make seeing marine animals difficult. Seasonal visitors leave the area, although bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoises are year-round residents.

Recent Sightings - 2016

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Date

Time

Species

No

Location

By

31-1-2016

13:00

Harbour Porpoise

2

Glengorm Point

Vivi Bolin

19-1-2016

16:21

Harbour Porpoise

1

Off Armadale, Skye

jan storie

19-1-2016

16:13

Harbour Porpoise

1

Sound of Sleat, mid channel

jan storie

19-1-2016

15:56

Harbour Porpoise

6

Sound of Sleat, off Mallaig

jan storie

19-1-2016

15:11

Harbour Porpoise

4

Sound of Sleat

Alisdair & Siobhan /jan

19-1-2016

12:43

Harbour Porpoise

1

Off Canna

jan storie

19-1-2016

10:32

Harbour Porpoise

2

Sound of Sleat

jan storie

19-1-2016

10:30

Harbour Porpoise

4

Sound of Sleat

jan storie

19-1-2016

10:25

Harbour Porpoise

7

Sound of Sleat

jan storie

19-1-2016

10:21

Harbour Porpoise

10

Sound of Sleat

jan storie

19-1-2016

10:17

Harbour Porpoise

4

Mouth of Loch Nevis

jan storie

19-1-2016

09:47

Harbour Porpoise

2

Sound of Sleat

jan storie

19-1-2016

09:46

Harbour Porpoise

2

Sound of Sleat

jan storie

19-1-2016

09:43

Harbour Porpoise

3

Sound of Sleat

jan storie

18-1-2016

11:25

Harbour Porpoise

2

Loch Carron

jan storie

18-1-2016

10:56

Harbour Porpoise

2

Off Badicaul, Kyle of Lochalsh

jan storie

16-1-2016

13:20

Harbour Porpoise

3

south-east of Lismore lighthouse

David Jardine

15-1-2016

12:02

Harbour Porpoise

2

Rodel, Harris

Anne Milne

13-1-2016

10:08

Harbour Porpoise

2

Sound of Raasay, off Camustianavaig

jan storie

13-1-2016

14:41

Harbour Porpoise

1

Sound of Raasay, off Camustianavaig

jan storie

13-1-2016

09:57

Harbour Porpoise

4

Sound of Raasay, off Camustianavaig

jan storie

10-1-2016

14:18

Humpback Whale

1

Raasay Sound

Helen Stephenson

10-1-2016

14:29

Humpback Whale

1

Sound of Raasay, east side of Skye

Peggy Semler

10-1-2016

11:37

Minke Whale

1

Sound of Raasay, off Camustianavaig

jan storie

10-1-2016

11:28

Harbour Porpoise

8

Sound of Raasay

jan storie

10-1-2016

11:23

Harbour Porpoise

2

Sound of Raasay, off Camustianavaig

jan storie

10-1-2016

11:06

Common Dolphin

25

Sound of Raasay

jan storie

10-1-2016

10:59

Common Dolphin

10

Sound of Raasay

jan storie

10-1-2016

10:39

Common Dolphin

5

Sound of Raasay, off Camustianavaig

jan storie

9-1-2016

15:20

Humpback Whale

1

Sound of Raasay. Off Braes

Ingrid Tomlinson

9-1-2016

10:46

Humpback Whale

1

Sound of Raasay

jan storie

7-12-2015

10:00

Harbour Porpoise

2

Kilmory Bay, Lochgoilphead

Patricia Doughty

15-12-2015

09:30

Humpback Whale

1

Lochbroom

Nigel Middleton

1-1-2016

12:02

Harbour Porpoise

2

off Portsoy

jan storie