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.
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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 2003-2020
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.
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In 2000, a survey was conducted on whale-watching tourists in west Scotland. Slightly more females went whale-watching than expected and generally whale-watchers were middle-aged, although there was a notable proportion of younger participants. Whale-watchers were more likely to be accompanied by children than general tourists. Whale-watchers were also predominantly middle-class and well-educated. Most (83.8%) were British, a quarter of which were Scottish. Seventy per-cent were repeat visitors to the area. Sixty-two per cent of whale-watchers stated that they were on their rst whale-watching trip, and of those who had been whale-watching before, the majority (43.3%) had done so in the UK (90.4 % in Scotland). Most whale-watchers (81.4%) had previously been aware of the occurrence of cet-aceans in West Scotland and 75.2 % could correctly name at least one local species; the most commonly cited species being the minke whale (31.7%). However, fewer than half of the tourists were aware of whale-watching opportunities in the region and 40 % of whale-watchers had only become aware of whale-watching opportunities when they arrived in the area, demonstrating a need to publicise and promote the availability of whale-watching trips in West Scotland.