Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’
A little slice of heaven – amazing dolphin sightings around the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.
As I headed up north to begin my 2020 summer fieldwork season here on the Isle of Lewis in the Scottish Outer Hebrides, I knew that fieldwork ‘in the time of COVID’ was going to be different but how and to what extent, I wasn’t sure. Thankfully, I have been very pleasantly surprised, and the…Read More
Cutting it with citizen science – following a whale from the Caribbean to the Arctic via Scotland
Steve Truluck is a whale watching guide and skipper for Hebridean Whale Cruises, Gairloch, Scotland. He began his journey into the wonderful world of whales and dolphins as a volunteer for WDC Shorewatch, our citizen science programme in Scotland. He is a regular visitor to Norway and contributor to scientific research. In his guest blog…Read More
Europe’s first whale disentanglement training course for fishers takes place in Scotland
More whales and dolphins, as well as basking sharks and other marine animals, are getting entangled in fishing gear than ever before. It’s a massive problem and the single biggest threat to whales, dolphins and porpoises. Many types of fishing nets and gear can pose a danger – even the ropes used to set and…Read More
We’re so close to winning protected areas in Scotland’s seas
It’s been eight years since we formally asked the Scottish government to protect the marine areas that Risso’s dolphins, minke whales and other species use to feed and to raise their young around Scotland’s stunning and wild coastline. And finally, here we are! These areas where the dolphins bring their new born calves, and where…Read More
Globe-trotting dolphins – what’s going on?
Strange things are afoot with the adopt a dolphin gang. Mischief and pals are off the coast of Holland and Spirtle and co are in Ireland – what’s going on? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let me begin… Here’s big Mischief in his more usual surroundings of Scotland’s Moray Firth My 2019 working year started…Read More
Help us create safe seas for minke whales and Risso’s dolphins
TAKE ACTION! Sorry, this action has now closed. A massive ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part. Keep up-to-date with the latest news on our campaign by signing up for our newsletter. The waters around the Isle of Lewis are extremely important to Risso’s dolphinsRead More