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Join the CRRU research team in 2014

Scottish field dates now open...

Join the CRRU research team in 2014
Residential CRRU GIS field courses

10 places available in Oct 2014, booking essential...

Residential CRRU GIS field courses
2012 Scrapbook now on-line

View photos from the 2012 field season...

2012 Scrapbook now on-line

Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Formed in 1997, the CRRU is a small non-profit research organisation based in northeast Scotland dedicated to the welfare, conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) through scientific investigation, environmental education, and the provision of a 24 hour veterinary service for sick, injured and stranded individuals.

In co-operation with universities, research institutions and international environmental agencies, principal studies focus on the coastal cetaceans frequenting the Moray Firth, providing baseline scientific data for the adoption of long-term management measures and conservation strategies for their protection. 

Conducting advanced training courses in marine wildlife rescue, the CRRU also operates the only specialist response team in Scotland for live-stranded whales and dolphins. The fully-equipped team (scientists, veterinarians and qualified volunteers) are skilled and experienced to act and advise at the scene of a stranding with first aid, veterinary treatment and refloatation procedures as required.

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