New dates announced for National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2021: 24th July – 1st August

Notice to all Sea Watch observers: We welcome records of cetacean sightings during these difficult times but please keep safe and observe Government Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

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Announcements

Oceans of noise

Noise pollution in the ocean is a major problem, and it’s getting louder. A study has recently been undertaken on the subject of human-caused noise in the marine environment – the first comprehensive assessment of this important issue. The study points out that acoustic pollution is as signifi
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Unravelling the cetacean entanglement problem

Cetacean entanglement is a global issue. Cetaceans of all species can become entangled in active or discarded fishing gear or other marine debris. Animals that are unintentionally caught by active fishing gear are classified as ‘bycatch.’ Those that become wrapped up in abandoned fishing gear are cl
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News and Articles

Oceans of noise

Noise pollution in the ocean is a major problem, and it’s getting louder. A study has recently been undertaken on the subject of human-caused noise in the marine environment – the first comprehensive assessment of this important issue. The stud
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Unravelling the cetacean entanglement problem

Cetacean entanglement is a global issue. Cetaceans of all species can become entangled in active or discarded fishing gear or other marine debris. Animals that are unintentionally caught by active fishing gear are classified as ‘bycatch.’ Those that
Read More

Saving the planet one poop at a time

Saving the whales really will help save the planet. These enormous, amazing marine mammals play a crucial role in keeping the ocean healthy and also in countering climate change. Driven mainly by increased levels of greenhouse gases, particularly car
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