Orca Watch 2020 is taking place 23 May – 31 May along the North-east coast of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland 

To find out more, check our Facebook page and

our Orca Watch website pages 


The 2020 National Whale and Dolphin Watch (NWDW) event will take place on the 25th July- 2nd August around the UK!

To join NWDW, contact our team on nwdw@seawatchfoundation.org.uk


Scientists and the public partnering to monitor and improve the conservation of cetaceans in UK waters



News and Articles

New for Orca Watch 2020 – Base at the Inn at John O’Groats

From left to right: 1) John O’Groats Inn, 2) Orca Watch 2020 Main Base With huge thanks to Together Travel (our first official accommodation partner), we are delighted to announce that for 2020 we will be using the library at the John O’
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Sightings in September

Thanks to our volunteer observers around the UK we do receive many sightings every month. This past September we received a total of 321 to be exact.   A small sample of these sightings are used every month to create our Monthly Sightings Map, w
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A Very (Un)Common Encounter!

In the early weeks of September, Sea Watch Foundation had a very special encounter with a superpod of over 40 Short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis) whilst participating in a dedicated boat survey in Cardigan Bay, West Wales. This type of e
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Differences Between Dolphins and Porpoises

Porpoises are often confused with dolphins as being one and the same when in fact they don’t have as much in common as people might think.  Dolphins and porpoises are both air-breathing, warm blooded marine mammals and they both belong to the same sc
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Plastic Free Home Guide

Plastic pollution is a growing concern: It is found almost in everything, like in beverages, food, clothes, cleaning agents and technologies. The plastic gets in the ocean and it poses a serious threat for the marine wildlife of the whole food chain.
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Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is upon us, and there’s plenty we can do to take part and reduce the impact our plastics have on the environment,  here are just a few ideas on what to do for the challenge ahead this July. Businesses both small and large can have a
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