Hebridean Whale and Dolphin TrustAcronym: HWDT
The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is a charity founded in 1994, based in Tobermory, Isle of Mull. Our goal is to increase the knowledge and understanding of Scotland’s whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) as a basis for the lasting conservation of local species and habitats. Towards this end, we conduct research from our vessel Silurian; host workshops in schools and communities; and engage widely with coastal communities about conservation issues in our area.
- Visual sightings data set 2003-2021
HWDT assess the relative abundance, densities and distribution of marine mammal species and basking shark on the west of Scotland using an 18 m motor-sailor vessel Silurian that conducts systematic line transect surveys. Effort and sightings data is collected between April and October during daylight hours.
Metadata last updated on 2021-11-17 11:40:49.0