Posts tagged West Coast Community
*PRESS RELEASE* Mystery killer whale pod investigated off Scotland’s west coast

The identity of a group of nine killer whales off Scotland’s west coast, encountered during the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust’s annual marine research expeditions last year, remains a mystery, despite extensive research and a flurry of sightings of killer whales in the Hebrides over recent weeks.

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'Into the Blue' with Tom Reade

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, Tom Reade - our former First Mate shares his encounter with the West Coast Community.

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West Coast Community killer whales on the BBC One Show

You might have heard us mentioned on the BBC One Show last night and part two is due to air tonight (13th September). Here is a little bit more information about the West Coast Community and the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trusts (HWDT) research on this fascinating group of animals.

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'Shocking' levels of PCB chemicals in UK killer whale Lulu

Lulu, a member of the West Coast Community killer whales, found dead and stranded on Tiree in Janaury last year, had one of the highest levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) pollution ever recorded in the species. High PCB levels are linked to poor health, impaired immune function, increased susceptibility to cancers and infertility.

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