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Third Standard Survey 2017 Completed
Third Standard Survey 2017 Completed

Update on our recent monitoring expedition, including some stinky minke action and an iridescent plankton party.

Offshore Survey Highlights Biodiversity
Offshore Survey Highlights Biodiversity

HWDTs recent monitoring expedition made passage to Stanton Banks (a remote rocky reef), highlighting the biodiveristy present

Second Standard Survey 2017 Completed
Second Standard Survey 2017 Completed

Update on our most recent monitoring expedition, which included a passage to Stanton Banks and recorded the first basking shark!

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18-5-2017 09:00 Minke Whale 1 south of Ardnarmur...
17-5-2017 15:30 Common Dolphin 8 Off north west coa...
29-5-2017 16:30 Basking Shark 3 Balephuil Bay
29-5-2017 10:15 Basking Shark 1 South of Milton ha...
29-5-2017 10:05 Basking Shark 2 close toTreshnish ...
25-5-2017 10:20 Minke Whale 3 Fascadale
22-5-2017 19:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 Fascadale
28-5-2017 17:50 Other types 1 East of Kilt Rock ...
27-5-2017 12:00 Minke Whale 1 Ardnamurchan Light...
28-5-2017 19:51 Minke Whale 1 Sound of Mull off ...
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