Posts in Sightings
Sunfish Sightings off Scottish West Coast

You may have seen in the news this weekend reports of sunfish in Scottish waters. Reports of sunfish at this time of year are not in fact unusual, with similar numbers of sightings reported last summer. Check out some cool facts about these incredible ocean wanderers here, and if you're lucky enough to spot a sunfish, don't forget to report your sightings via WhaleTrack!

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*PRESS RELEASE * 'Knobble’ the Minke Whale Visits Hebridean Waters for 13th Year in a Row!

Local celebrity ‘Knobble’ the minke whale has returned to Scotland’s west coast for the 13th year in a row, highlighting the area’s importance for marine wildlife. Following the whale’s sighting on 28th July north of Coll by Sea Life Surveys, scientists at the conservation charity, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, say that Knobble has now returned to the same feeding grounds in the Sea of the Hebrides every year since 2006.

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National Whale and Dolphin Watch: 28th July - 5th August 2018

Members of the public are invited to take part in dolphin, whale and porpoise surveys around the UK as part of National Whale and Dolphin Watch, from the 28th July to the 5th August. The data collected during the event will help develop a snapshot of the distribution of dolphins, whales and porpoises around the UK and help us better understand our marine environment, inform policy and protect these magnificent creatures.

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Celebrating a Year of Whale Track!

A year on from its launch, Whale Track, HWDT’s community sightings app and website, is going from strength to strength. With 651 users, who have recorded over 3,550 sightings and 24,055 animals, Whale Track is creating a growing community of citizen scientists monitoring whales and dolphins on the west coast of Scotland.

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Wildlife watching this summer? Be sure to follow the Scottish marine wildlife watching code

There have been so many amazing cetacean sightings in June. If you are planning your own adventure this summer, heading out to watch from sea or shore, make sure to follow the Scottish Wildlife Watching Code to avoid causing unintentional harm or disturbance to the animals.

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*PRESS RELEASE* Vote for Whale Track in the National Lottery Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce Whale Track has been named as a finalist in the 2018 National Lottery Awards – the annual search for people’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects. You can help us win by voting now!

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*PRESS RELEASE* Record numbers of common dolphin sightings off Scotland’s west coast

Sightings of common dolphins across the Hebrides have reached a new record high according to research conducted by marine conservation charity, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust.

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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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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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