Join us for National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2013!
Events running all around the UK on 27th July to 4th August.
Members of the public are invited to take part in dolphin, whale and porpoise surveys around the UK as part of the 12th National Whale and Dolphin Watch. The data collected during the event will help in developing a snapshot of the distribution of dolphins, whales and porpoises around the UK. This is an opportunity for everyone to become involved in the research which goes into understanding and protecting these magnificent creatures.
How to take part?
In the run-up to the watch
Set up your own watch
If you have some experience in cetacean watching, just download some forms and choose a watch site near you. Danielle, SWF sightings officer can talk you through the data collection procedure and help you prepare for your watch 01545 561227 or email@example.com
Join a pre-NWDW training course
If you are new to cetacean watching this is for you! We are going to be organising a number of 1-day pre-NWDW training courses. The aim is to teach you everything you need to know to confidently collect cetacean data during NWDW and why not even organise your own watch??
To find out more about pre-NWDW training courses email firstname.lastname@example.org
During the event
Join an organised land-watch or a boat-based watch
Click here to find out about watches in your area
Click here to access our list of recommended boat operators
Report you sightings
If you are out and about, at sea or by the coast sailing, fishing, diving, hiking or just walking your dog don’t forget to keep a look out and send us your sightings, by post, email, or telephone as soon as possible, so that we can update our website list of sightings immediately.
Click here to access the online sightings form
How to report your sightings?
Click here to find out how to report your sightings.