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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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22-6-2017 10:45 Minke Whale 2 1mile south oh Arn...
20-6-2017 17:10 Bottlenose Dolphin 3 Armadale Pier head...
21-6-2017 10:30 Common Dolphin 5 Summer isles
21-6-2017 08:15 Common Dolphin 6 Summer isles
21-6-2017 10:10 Harbour Porpoise 1 Broadford Bay
20-6-2017 16:00 Minke Whale 1 sailing back to Fi...
21-6-2017 07:40 Risso's Dolphin 3 Off the cliffs at ...
20-6-2017 21:45 Risso's Dolphin 3 Off the cliffs at ...
20-6-2017 15:00 Harbour Porpoise 10 Leinis, Isle of Ba...
20-6-2017 15:00 Minke Whale 3 Leinis, Isle of Ba...
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