The best and easiest way to get involved and to directly contribute to our monitoring work is to become a Sea Watch Regular Observer. Anyone can take part: all you need is enthusiasm, a pair of binoculars and a little patience. If you spend time at sea or by the coast, or if you plan to visit the seaside, take time to look around and record what you see – and what you don’t!
Although any information on whales, dolphins and porpoises is useful to us, it is essential that observers regularly collect “effort related” data. “Effort-related” data means that observers time their watch and collect environmental data every 15 minutes during the watch. There is no set time for a watch period, as long as time, date and location are carefully noted. along with any sightings information.