British Divers marine Mammal Rescue

BDMLR Western Isles

British Divers Marine Life Rescue, is a charity that helps rescue stranded whales, dolphins and porpoises, and abandoned, ill or injured seals

EMERGENCY 01825 765 546

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BDMLR Western Isles Online Resources

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Pictures of a Whale
Wallpapers for your desktop.
Download these awesome photographs by Kym Perry for free on this web site.

British Divers Marine Life Rescue
If you want to look in more detail at what BDMLR do on a national and local level please visit the UK web site

The Scottish Marine Wildlife Watching Code
Web site with a guide to best practice in watching marine wildlife, plus a downloadable (PDF) copy of the code itself. (if on a dialup internet connection the code takes several minutes to download and requires Acrobat Reader to be installed)

BDMLR Photo Montage
A Youtube video which is a photo montage about the work of BDMLR.


Marine Mammal Medic Training
A TV report video showing BDMLR training. (Well worth a look).


Abandoned or Injured Seal Pups
What to if you think a pup has been abandoned by it's mother, how to assess if you need to get help. Did you know some seal pups cannot swim?

Marine Mammal Medic Training
Held in Leverburgh & the Southern Isles in April 2008. Training in refloating cetaceans such as stranded dolphins, porpoises and whales. Learn how to assess if a seal pup needs help and the best course of safe action, for the seal and yourself. Get your name on the list!


Dolphin Rescue
This is a personal account of a live rescue in the Western Isles in March 2006.

Grey Seal Pup or Common Seal Pup?
In depth look at telling the difference between our two main species, the information relates to adults as well as pups. Facts and figures about seal populations in the Western Isles area.

Highland Seal Hospital in Ullapool
Jamie Dyer who runs the seal hospital. He is manager of the Seal hospital and also the Scottish Coordinator for BDMLR. He was previously Curator for Seals at Oban Sealife and has many years experience treating seals. Updates on the pups re found on the main page at along with all the other news. We now have a slideshow on this web site of Common Seal Pups being treated at the hospital.

The DEFRA Cetacean Strandings Investigation
Scotland - Final Report 1995 - 2000
(Large PDF file requires Acrobat Reader and is slow to download on dialup)

The DEFRA Cetacean Strandings Investigation: Findings

Interesting Articles





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