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Fourth Research Survey Complete
Fourth Research Survey Complete

An account of our recent Cetacean Research Survey by Matt Clements, one of our 2017 residential volunteers

Work Experience at HWDT

James describes his experience of joining the HWDT Team for his work experience week.

Last Berths Available for Expeditions
Last Berths Available for Expeditions

Join our live-aboard experience to monitor for whales, dolphins, porpoises and basking sharks in the Hebrides

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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

Silurian Blog

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

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8-6-2017 10:40 Harbour Porpoise 1 Sound of Mull
19-6-2017 05:30 Common Dolphin 1 Off Mallaig
18-6-2017 11:00 Common Dolphin 2 Loch Alsh
27-5-2017 15:30 Harbour Porpoise 5 An Dubh Sgeir, W c...
27-5-2017 12:20 Common Dolphin 30 Loch Dunvegan
23-6-2017 15:35 Common Dolphin 30 Loch Dunvegan
14-5-2017 14:00 Minke Whale 1 N of Ardnamurchan ...
22-6-2017 14:29 Minke Whale 1 Between the Bridge...
22-6-2017 09:54 Harbour Porpoise 1 Loch Duich
22-6-2017 10:45 Minke Whale 2 1mile south oh Arn...
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