On board Silurian
Silurian is HWDTs research and
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.
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,
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Wednesday 13th April 2011
Anchorage: Port nan long
Distance travelled: 18NM
Due to some typical windy west coast weather we were slightly delayed in leaving to begin the days survey and had a lesuirely morning aboard a comfortable warm boat drinking tea and being fed scrummy food. Once the wind died down we set sail on route to Bracadale, Isle of Skye. The boys were feeling much better with a positive outlook to the journey having been well rested and a common seal wished them luck before we set off. Another puffin swam past, most exciting! No cetaceans were sighted, although the sea was settled there was a big swell. Porpoise were detected on the hydrophone when Skye came into view from the mist. The day was topped off with a superb dinner cooked by Sophie and Lydia.