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The Last Sunset in the West

Britain’s Vanishing West Coast Orcas

Natalie Sanders

The Last Sunset in the West by Natalie Sanders

Britain's west coast is home to only one pod of orca, and they’re heading rapidly towards extinction.

In 2014, Dr Natalie Sanders joined the crew of the HV Silurian to seek out the West Coast Community of Orca and study them before we lose them forever. In The Last Sunset in the West, she discusses them as individuals while also exploring the many issues surrounding their lives.

Her captivating account takes the reader from the Western Isles of Scotland to Vancouver Island and around the world, deep into the history of our relations with these beautiful and sentient creatures.

RRP: £22.5
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781914518119
Publication Date: 09/03/2023
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Natalie Sanders
After completing her PhD in marine biology, Natalie Sanders worked as a marine consultant. She has worked with the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, Vancouver Aquarium, and the Strawberry Isle...


‘Natalie Sanders conveys both the magnificence and fragility of this remarkable creature.’

Vanessa Collingridge

‘A wonderfully passionate account.’

Gordon Buchanan

‘Thought-provoking and very timely.’

Mark Carwardine, author of Whales and Dolphins: The Ultimate Guide to Marine Mammals

‘It is vital that the story of the West Coast Community is spread far and wide.’

Alison Lomax, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

‘An important wake up call.’

Rob Lott, Whale and Dolphin Conservation

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