Marine mammals

Basking-shark-SNH-04.jpgCetorhinus maximus - basking shark. Photo: Scottish Natural Heritage.

Visiting the Isle of Mull to see wildlife is all very well, but to appreciate fully the island's diversity of plant and animal life, it is important to go to sea. Only there will you encounter many of the seabirds and marine mammals that live around Mull.

One aspect that makes Mull especially important for marine mammals is because the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) has its headquarters in Tobermory. The trust was established in 1994 and is dedicated to enhancing knowledge and understanding of Scotland’s whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) and the Hebridean marine environment through education, research and working within local communities as a basis for the lasting conservation of local species and habitats. 

It is also in Tobermory that you can book a trip on a boat to see some of the natural wonders that surround Mull (more text to come soon).

  • Dolphins
  • Whales

This page last updated on 31 Dec 2014