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Join the CRRU research team in 2019!!!

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Join the CRRU research team in 2019!!!
CRRU team receives new boat

Fundraising efforts finally pay off...

CRRU team receives new boat
CRRU Scrapbooks now on-line

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CRRU Scrapbooks now on-line
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Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Formed in 1997, the CRRU is a marine conservation charity dedicated to the study, conservation and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans) in northeast Scotland through scientific research, environmental education and the provision of a voluntary rescue service for marine wildlife in distress.

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 operates the only specialist 24-hour response team of marine mammal researchers in Scotland for live-stranded whales and dolphins. The fully-equipped team (scientists, veterinarians and trained 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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