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HWDT on the BBC Breakfast Sofa
HWDT on the BBC Breakfast Sofa

Widespread Coverage of our 2016 Field Season Findings

Surveys record highest numbers of dolphin
Surveys record highest numbers of dolphi...

Over the 2016 season, the highest number of indivudual common dolphin, Risso's dolphin and bottlenose dolphin were recorded

June and July Surveys Fully Booked
June and July Surveys Fully Booked

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18-2-2017 15:58 Harbour Porpoise 3 Tobermory lighthou...
17-2-2017 13:15 Harbour Porpoise 3 Loch striven
17-2-2017 13:30 Harbour Porpoise 24 Off Clachtoll, Ass...
17-2-2017 12:00 Harbour Porpoise 8 Off Clachtoll, Ass...
15-Febr... 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 10 Summer isles
15-2-2017 15:15 Harbour Porpoise 2 Summer isles, West...
15-2-2017 11:18 Harbour Porpoise 1 Kilchattan bay, bu...
10-2-2017 08:19 Harbour Porpoise 3 Portavadie to Tarb...
10-2-2017 15:00 Risso's Dolphin 12 Achmelvich
11-2-2017 08:30 Risso's Dolphin 3 Summer isles, West...
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