photo-id Catalogues

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.

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the west coast community

The West Coast Community group of killer whales is the UK’s only resident group of killer whales.

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Minke whaleS

Coming Spring 2019…

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bottlenose dolphinS

Coming Spring 2019…