Whale

First local sighting of beluga whale in nearly 25 years

EAGLE-eyed nature lovers caught sight of what is thought to be a beluga whale off Unst yesterday (Tuesday), which would be the first time one has been spotted in Shetland waters since 1997. The white whale, which is usually found in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters, was seen around Norwick and Lamba Ness. They are rarely […] Shetland News …


New study aims to explore orcas’ foraging habits in Shetland

A PHD student is set to carry out a study of orcas in Shetland over the next few years in a bid to better understand their foraging habits. Julia Sutherland, who is with the sea mammal research unit at the University of St Andrews, said it will feed into research investigating causes of harbour seal […] Shetland News …