- What is a Cetacean?
- Common Species
- Rare Species
- Other Species
Other Marine Species
In addition to the whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) of the Hebrides, there is an abundance of other marine life.
Follow the links below to find out more about some of the other marine species that are regularly seen in the Hebrides. These include species that are resident year-round as well as seasonal migrants that visit during the summer months.
The grey seal is the largest of the two seal species in the UK. It is rotund at the torso with a more slender hind ...
The common seal, also known as the harbour seal, is the smaller of the two species of seal seen in the Hebrides. It has ...
The basking shark is the second largest fish in the world; only the whale shark is bigger. When fully grown it can ...
The very distinctive appearance of this fish makes it quite easy to identify. It is the heaviest of the bony fishes that...