The 2020 National Whale and Dolphin Watch (NWDW) event still plans to take place on the 25th July- 2nd August around the UK! (arrangements in response to operating safely with regard to Covid-19 will be announced shortly )

Notice to all Sea Watch observers: We welcome records of cetacean sightings during these difficult times. Please just ensure you do not break UK government Covid-19 lockdown restrictions

To join NWDW, contact our team on

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


National Whale and Dolphin Watch: the great success of a citizen science project casting light on status and distribution of cetaceans in British waters

The Sea Watch Foundation’s 2019 National Whale and Dolphin Watch event (July 27th – August 4th) revealed striking biodiversity with an impressive thirteen species of cetaceans seen around the British Isles, a number which has only been recorded twice before in the history of the event. The total num
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Sea Watch is seeking a new trustee!

Do you have financial expertise and are interested in helping to protect whales and dolphins? The Sea Watch Foundation have a vacancy on the Board of Trustees for an Honorary Treasurer The Sea Watch Foundation, a charity concerned with the protection of whales and dolphins, is seeking a treasurer  
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News and Articles

How to get involved during lock down

Sea Watch Foundation hopes this post reaches you in safe and comfortable conditions. When our lives gradually return to normality it is important to remember that the crisis currently facing wildlife will remain and the valued natural spaces we have,
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Orca Watch 2021 – 29th May – 6th June

We were saddened to have to cancel Orca Watch 2020, but it was the right and responsible thing to do, given the necessary restrictions on travel and events. In the hope that 2021 will be better, we have set the dates for Orca Watch 2021. To find out
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Orca Watch 2020 – Cancelled

The safety and wellbeing of everyone at Orca Watch 2020 is our highest priority, and you will all be aware of the fast-changing coronavirus advice – the need for social distancing and isolation, likely required for several months; limiting trav
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