Hebrides Wildlife Officer

Sep08

Beach clean on the Isles of Skye

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Beach clean on the Isles of Skye

CalMac passengers have been experiencing some great encounters with wildlife this month, from puffins to minke whales, and our luck with the weather has continued into August with only the odd day of rain and wind, very unusual for Scotland!

Jun29

Oban to Barra and the Shiants

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Oban to Barra and the Shiants

Check out the latest news from Jess, our Hebrides Wildlife Officer! 

May06

What is blubber?

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What is blubber?

Most people are familiar with this term, it refers to a layer of fat that is unique to marine mammals that enables them to survive in cold water! Find out more in our latest Wildlife Officer blog. 

Aug23

Turtle Food

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Turtle Food

If you've walked on a beach this summer or stood on a pier looking into the ocean, chances are that you will have seen them....

Jul15

Sightings in the Hebrides Hot Up

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Sightings in the Hebrides Hot Up

It has really started to warm up here the past couple of weeks in the Hebrides.

May30

Selkie or Sammy? What would you call a seal?

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Selkie or Sammy?  What would you call a seal?

It isn’t only cetaceans that our Marine Mammal Surveyors and Wildlife Officers are on the lookout for when they are at sea... 

Apr12

The minke’s are coming!

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The minke’s are coming!

The first minke whale of the Hebrides Wildlife Officer season has been spotted this week! 

Aug03

Sunshine, sightings and minke whales!

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Sunshine, sightings and minke whales!

As the temperatures soared in Scotland during July this year, so too have the whale and dolphin sightings on board CalMac Ferries!

Jun02

BUTE-IFUL PORPOISES IN WEMYSS BAY AND A TRIP TO ST KILDA

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BUTE-IFUL PORPOISES IN WEMYSS BAY AND A TRIP TO ST KILDA

Find out what Wildlife Officer, Jess, has been up to over the last few weeks in the Hebrides! 

Oct10

So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

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So Long and Thanks for all the Fish

Andy reflects on another busy Wildlife Officer season in the Hebrides! 

Aug12

Basking in the Sun with Breaching Sharks & Porpoise Calves

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Basking in the Sun with Breaching Sharks & Porpoise Calves

Calm conditions have provided some spectacular sights in the Herbrides over the past few weeks! 

Jun28

Change is as Good as a Rest

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Change is as Good as a Rest

One thing that working on CalMac ferries in the Hebrides could never be described as is dull! 

May10

Magnificent Qualities of a Common Dolphin

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Magnificent Qualities of a Common Dolphin

What is it about common dolphins that makes them so endearing? 

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