Record year for Common Dolphin sightings off Scotland's west coast

3/1/2018
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2/27/2018
The charity's Dr Lauren Hartny-Mills said: “We have never documented so many sightings of common dolphins off Scotland's west coast before. “Our findings highlight the importance of on-going monitoring and research to strengthen our understanding of what is taking place in Hebridean waters.
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. Evidence collected during marine research expeditions on the Trust's specialized research yacht Silurian in 2017 ...
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. Evidence collected during marine research expeditions on the Trust's specialized research yacht Silurian in 2017 ...
2/26/2018
The harbour porpoise remained the most commonly seen species last year, with 621 individuals seen. A total of 80 minke whales and 58 Risso's dolphins were also logged, which is similar to figures from previous years. In all, more than 3,000 individual whales, dolphins, porpoises and sharks were ...
Surveys by the conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) show sightings of common dolphins around the Hebrides rose by nearly a quarter in 2017 compared ... A total of 80 minke whales and 58 Risso's dolphins were also logged, which is similar to figures from previous years.
Record numbers of common dolphins have been spotted off Scotland's west coast in the past 12 months, according to the latest figures. Surveys by the conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) show sightings of common dolphins around the Hebrides rose by nearly a quarter in ...
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. Evidence collected during marine research expeditions on the Trust's specialized research yacht Silurian in 2017 ...
The harbour porpoise was the most commonly seen species – as has been the case every year since the Trust's surveys began – with 363 sightings of 621 individuals. The annual expeditions depend on paying volunteers. In 2017, 75 volunteers worked alongside marine scientists, conducting visual ...
Sightings of common dolphins across the Hebrides have reached a record high, according to research conducted by a marine conservation charity. Expeditions by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in 2017 have revealed a 24 per cent increase on the previous year's already record-breaking ...
The number of dolphins sighted off Scotland's west coast has increased by 24 per cent in a year to reach a new record high, according to research published on Tuesday. Warming seas caused by climate change may be behind the increasingly common sight of the animals in Scottish waters, the ...
It is hoped that money will help the organisation create the Hebridean Whale Trail, a network of 25 sites for whale-watching around the west coast, where the creatures are attracted by mineral-rich waters warmed by the Gulf Stream. Fiona Manson, a marine specialist at Scottish Natural Heritage, said: ...
The survey also monitors the activity of whales, porpoises, seals and sharks in Scottish waters, with more than 1,100 sightings of almost 3,000 individual animals in 2017. Minke whales and Risso's dolphins were an increasingly common sight, but the harbour porpoise was the most spotted animal of all, ...

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