Photos taken of animals on board our research vessel Silurian, as well as images submitted by the community via Whale Track, can be used to identify individual animals through our photo-identification work. Photo-ID involves matching identifiable marks and scars on photographs to individuals previously recorded in our catalogues. This is important to our continual understanding of these animal’s movements and behaviours.
the west coast community
A critically endangered and unique population, the West Coast Community is the only group of killer whales resident to UK and Irish waters.