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

 

Announcements

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. Of course, we realise that no one really knows quite how the course of the virus will run, but we have now set the dates for Orca Watch 2021, and hope and assume we will be able to go ahead. So hold
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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 travel to essential journeys; and the strong advice fr
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Orca Watch 2020 – Coronavirus, possible impact on Orca Watch 2020

Currently we are continuing to plan the event as normal. However, we are monitoring the information and advice put out by the UK Government, the Scottish Parliament, the Health Service, the Scottish Tourist Board and the relevant local councils. We will inform participants soon as possible if it loo
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News and Articles

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. Of course, we realise that no one really knows quite how the course of the virus will run, but we have now set the dates for Orca Watch 2021, and ho
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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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Leaping Leap Year

There are few things as impressive as a leaping dolphin, and there’s no doubt that a dolphin jumping high out of the water is the must have picture that everyone hopes to capture when they go out on a dolphin spotting trips. But why do dolphins
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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
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We need you: This summer learn to survey for whales and dolphins!

The Sea Watch Foundation (SWF) holds one of the longest running and most extensive cetacean sightings databases in Europe but most of these records are not made by trained scientists! That’s right, a lot of the sightings we receive are actually made
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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
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