A Watch for Whales and Dolphins
National Whale and Dolphin Watch Event aims to give a snapshot of the diversity of whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK coastal waters over a short period of time. This will provide us with valuable research data and hopefully draw attention to the importance of conservation in the marine environment. 29 species of whale and dolphin have been recorded in UK waters. It’s possible to see whales in various locations in Britain, but the most commonly reported species are bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise and minke whale. In the first year of National Whale and Dolphin Watch in 2002, a total of 1695 whales and dolphins were seen. Whether on the water or near the coast, you can take part by recording and reporting your sightings. All you need is sightings forms, a pen and a pair of binoculars. Identification photos and sightings forms are available on our website at seawatchfoundation.org.uk. If you need more help, look out for sites manned by our experienced Sea Watch observers.
All along the UK coast Angus
Sat 29 Jul 2017 to Sun 6 Aug 2017