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A Triumph for Citizen Science!
A Triumph for Citizen Science!

The Trust's Community Sightings Network has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2004

Minke whale entangled off Mull coast
Minke whale entangled off Mull coast

A female minke whale has died due to entanglement in a rope. Read more about work HWDT is involved in to prevent this.

Bumper Month for Killer Whales
Bumper Month for Killer Whales

An incredible time for whale watching in the Hebrides, with 13 sightings of killer whales since the start of July.

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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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Search for whales and dolphins on a once in a lifetime adventure

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Read the latest updates from onboard Silurian, our research and education vessel.

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20-7-2017 13:35 Harbour Porpoise 1 Off Duart Castle, ...
20-7-2017 13:42 Bottlenose Dolphin 5 Between lighthouse...
7-7-2017 11:45 Common Dolphin 2 Keills
13-7-2017 11:50 Harbour Porpoise 1 E of Raasay, Lat&L...
12-7-2017 11:15 Harbour Porpoise 3 W of Raasay, Lat&L...
11-7-2017 12:58 Harbour Porpoise 1 Minch S of Shiants...
10-7-2017 12:03 Minke Whale 1 Minch off Gairloch...
10-7-2017 12:03 Harbour Porpoise 1 Minch off Gairloch...
10-7-2017 11:50 Unidentified Dolphin species 7 Minch off Gairloch...
10-7-2017 11:49 Harbour Porpoise 2 Minch off Gairloch...
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