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On board Silurian

Crew of the SilurianSilurian is HWDTs research and education vessel.

Most weeks April through October she is either monitoring the waters of the west coast of Scotland for whales, dolphins, and porpoises, or serving as a floating classroom for one of the many Argyll island primary and secondary schools.

Read the log below to find out what Silurian and her crew have been up to each week and all about the whales, dolphins and porpoises they spot!  To find out about the latest marine life sightings spotted elsewhere, click here.

If you would like to send the crew an e-mail with your questions click here.

Click here to view the Silurian Log archive.


13th July 2009

Date: Monday 13th July
Anchorage: Gometra Harbour (between Gometra and Ulva)
Position: 56°28’.891N, 06°16’.081W
Distance Travelled: 25.6NM

Got on board and went through safety, science and storage stuff. Set off north at about 3pm and saw a basking shark within the first half an hour at the entrance of the Sound of Mull. Also saw many seabirds and some seals. Anchored off Lunga and went ashore to see the nesting birds. Got really close to the nesting guillemots, fulmars, shags, razorbills and puffins - some great shots and memorable moments. Good weather except for a short sharp shower. Poor Matt, alone with 8 women (although, so far he’s not complaining.....).
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