HWDT on the BBC Breakfast Sofa
We were delighted with the recent coverage of our press release about our findings from the 2016 field season aboard Silurian – Surveys Record Highest Number of Dolphins. The coverage included radio interviews and television appearances, and one of the highlights was our Science Officer – Dr Lauren Hartny-Mills – on the BBC Breakfast Sofa!
We hope that the widespread, national coverage will promote the Hebrides as a top destination in the UK for whale and dolphin watching – be it land or boat-based.
Pippa Garrard, HWDT's Engagement Officer, says, “The waters off western Scotland support such an abundance of life and are a vital, global hotspot for whales, dolphins and porpoises. There are so many opportunities to encounter these fantastic species here in the Hebrides. Why not join a specialised boat trip with knowledgeable guides, or take a ferry crossing on a calm day, or even stroll along a headland out to one of the many lighthouses. We encourage everyone around the coast to actively lookout for whales and dolphins, as they often turn up when you least expect it. Don't forget to report your sightings at HWDT.org!"
If you are interested in visiting the area to join a wildlife watching boat trip, we would always recommend that you join a tour operator that has undergone WiSe training. WiSe provides training on how to act responsibly within the vicinity of marine mega-fauna. The Trust helps to facilitate WiSe training courses throughout the Hebrides and encourages boat operators to enrol in the scheme. For details of companies who have been WiSe trained, please CLICK HERE.
If you would like more information about participating in a Cetacean Research Survey, please CLICK HERE.