Posts tagged conservation
*PRESS RELEASE* 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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HWDT in Partnership with CuanTec’s Anti-Plastic Campaign

HWDT are delighted to announce that over the next few weeks, we have partnered with CuanTec, a biotechnology company based in Scotland, in a crowdfunding campaign to fight plastic pollution.

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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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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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End of Season Summary

Now back in Tobermory bay for winter refurbishment, Silurian’s survey season for the year is at an end, and what a year it’s been! This summer, Silurian has travelled a whopping 9,500km, and has collected almost 4,000 individual animal sightings.

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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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