We were delighted to have a visit from one of our proud Dolphin Adoptee’s Emily on her birthday. She had traveled with her family all the way from North Devon to visit our offices in New Quay, and was rewarded with a sneak peek at our new Pierwatch Digiscope.
Sightings Officer Kathy, Emily & the digiscope.
Emily has been a fantastic supporter of Sea Watch for several years. In January 2013 she organised a Beach Clean at Crow Point. Not only did she raise over £200 for Sea Watch, but she also cleared lots of litter from our beaches to prevent it from entering our seas and our animals. This year she is continuing to support our Adopt-A-Dolphin Scheme by sponsoring Nic Nic, one of our regular visitors here in Cardigan Bay.
After a personal tour around our office and an explanation of the project, we took Emily and her family out on to New Quay pier to try out our Pierwatch Digiscope. The digiscope uses a special camera to take amazing quality photographs of dolphins from the land, allowing us to photo identify the dolphins we see from the pier.
Explaining the Digiscope
Everyone had a great time looking through the Digiscope and learning more about our photo ID work. It was a delight to meet such an enthusiastic and interested young supporter of Sea Watch, and we look forward to hearing more from Emily soon.
Emily & her family on New Quay Pier
Here at Sea Watch we are always pleased to meet our supporters, as it is thanks to them we have the funding and support for projects like these.
Come at see our new digiscope in action at the launch of our Pierwatch Project on Friday 22nd April at New Quay Yacht Club. Join us at 12.30pm for refreshments and an introduction to the project and its funders.
If you don’t support us all ready, why not adopt a dolphin of your own and help us continue to protect these beautiful animals: www.adoptadolphin.org.uk
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