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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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27-3-2017 16:23 Harbour Porpoise 1 Sound of Sleat
27-3-2017 16:14 Harbour Porpoise 1 Sound of Sleat, m...
27-3-2017 14:23 Harbour Porpoise 3 Off Rum
27-3-2017 13:30 Harbour Porpoise 3 Sound of Rum
27-3-2017 09:33 Harbour Porpoise 2 Sound of Sleat
28-3-2017 14:35 Harbour Porpoise 2 Near Duart Castle
28-3-2017 14:15 Harbour Porpoise 2 En route from Oban...
27-3-2017 16:30 Harbour Porpoise 1 Summer Isles
27-3-2017 13:05 Bottlenose Dolphin 4 Arisaig
27-3-2017 15:15 Bottlenose Dolphin 7 Eoligarry, Barra
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