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First UK Record of a Bowhead Whale

A young bowhead whale was photographed off the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall on 20 February 2015

Volunteers sought to assist HWDT
Volunteers sought to assist HWDT

HWDT are looking to recruit a number of land based volunteers to help deliver key activities throughout the season

WiSe Courses for boat operators
WiSe Courses for boat operators

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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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14-2-2015 16:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 5 Sound of Kerrera
9-2-2015 15:45 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 Loch Indaal, off B...
16-Febr... 11:25 Bottlenose Dolphin 6 Craignure Bay
17-2-2015 15:30 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 Fishnish Bay
16-Febr... 16:00 Bottlenose Dolphin 8 Between Fishnish a...
30-1-2015 13:25 Harbour Porpoise 2 Sound of Mull, bet...
2-12-2014 14:00 Humpback Whale 1 Point, Isle of Lew...
9-2-2015 07:20 Common Dolphin 100 Mouth of Loch Shel...
11-2-2015 15:40 Bottlenose Dolphin 15 The Oa, Islay
9-2-2015 12:28 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 loch indaal, port ...
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