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,
If you would like to send the crew an e-mail with your questions click here.
Click here to view the Silurian Log archive.
Saturday 24th September
We awoke to a weather forecast that suggested the sea conditions were to be less than favourable for surveying so with the group decision made we decided to take a shore day. We were in Portree and after a slow breakfast we headed ashore and made our way to the sea eagle exhibition. We learnt about the reintroduction of sea eagles and watched videos of the Skye scenery taken from a helicopter. We then had lunch, some of us opting for the traditional fish and chips and others going to the bakery. The time flew by and it was soon time to head back to the boat where Olivia had prepared some entertainment for us. It was a much needed break for us (and for our oilies to dry out) but we are keen to get back out surveying tomorrow; the weather is meant to be better tomorrow… we shall hold our breath!