Expeditions to study health of whales in Hebrides using pioneering laser photography

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust has announced details of its 2018 surveys, in which volunteers and marine scientists will carry out pioneering research into the health of whales, dolphins and porpoises off Scotland’s west coast using photogrammetry – the science of making measurements from photographs.

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We Need You: a call for volunteers aboard Silurian's Joint Warrior Survey

Despite the snowy skies and blustery winds, it’s not long now until Spring, and that can only mean one thing here at HWDT, and that’s the start of our survey season.  We’re incredibly excited this year for our early season Joint Warrior survey, which has been successfully running since 2009.

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Scottish Government Agree to Support Four Marine Protected Areas in Scotland for Whales, Dolphins and Sharks

This week HWDT were delighted to hear that the Scottish Government will be providing the funding needed to take four proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Scottish waters to public consultation. This has followed HWDT working closely with conservation partners through Scottish Environment LINK to call for the Government to progress these sites.

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Become a #BluePlanetChampion with HWDT

Following last week’s poignant final episode of Blue Planet II, the #BluePlanetChampion pledge has taken the internet by storm, rousing organisations and individuals alike to call on the UK Governments to take action.

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HWDT Backs Petition in Defence of Scotland’s Countryside Rangers

HWDT calls on our supporters to sign the petition by the Scottish Countryside Rangers Association to help the Scottish Goverment recognise the value of our Countryside Rangers and take action to protect and strengthen this important service.

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'Into the Blue' with Rod White

Each week, alongside the Blue Planet II series, our team will share their own 'Into the Blue' moments from on board our research vessel, Silurian.  This week, Rod White - one of our dedicated volunteers - shares his experience.

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Keep a Weather Eye on the Horizon this Winter

We’d like to say a huge thank you to the 270 people who have between them submitted a staggering 1,400 sightings of 12,000 animals since Whale Track launched back in August! We have been absolutely blown away by the uptake, so thanks to each and every one of you for your support.

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