Join your regional sightings network and contribute to local cetacean conservation.
The best and easiest way to get involved and to directly contribute to our monitoring work is to become a Sea Watch Regular Observer. Anyone can take part: all you need is enthusiasm, a pair of binoculars and a little patience. If you spend time at sea or by the coast, or if you plan to visit the seaside, take time to look around and record what you see – and what you don’t!
Although any information on whales, dolphins and porpoises is useful to us, it is essential that observers regularly collect “effort related” data. “Effort-related” data means that observers time their watch and collect environmental data every 15 minutes during the watch. There is no set time for a watch period, as long as time, date and location are carefully noted. along with any sightings information.
Click here to find out more about how to record sightings.
Click on your region on the map below to access the contact details for your local group and more information on activities in your area.