Orca Watch 2024

John O'Groats John O' Groats, Caithness

We be back up at John O'Groats for Orca Watch. With the help of volunteers, we aim to collect as much data as possible on the whales, dolphins and porpoises in the waters around Caithness and North Sutherland, Orkney and Shetland, over a ten-day period. To find out more, look for Orca Watch under the Get Involved menu.

Orca Watch Online Evening of Talks

To celebrate Orca Watch 2024 we will be hosting an exciting online event that brings together renowned experts in orcas and other cetaceans. We are thrilled to introduce our lineup of speakers: Dr. Filipa Samarra- Icelandic orcas Prof. Sascha Hooker- Marine human-wildlife interactions Dr. Denise Risch - Passive acoustics for long-term monitoring of protected species: current results and future directions Siobhán Moran- The West Coast Community of Killer Whales – A Crisis in Conservation Dr. Deborah Giles- Southern resident killer whales Dr Anna McGregor- Whale locomotion & cost of movement Dr. Ruth Estaban- Orcas of the Iberian Peninsula, an endangered subpopulation interacting with vessels This event serves as a global platform, bringing together passionate individuals from around the world to share their scientific knowledge and experience. Tickets are a donation, which will go towards supporting our conservation work. Meet the Speakers: 

Youth Land Watch hosted by the Mammal Society

Duncansby Head John O' Groats, Caithness

This is a great opportunity for young people to connect with like minded individuals and will allow them to learn all about how landwatches are conducted

National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2024

UK Wide

Each year we invite members of the public to take part in our annual citizen science event – National Whale and Dolphin Watch. Watches and surveys will be taking place across the country to create a ‘snapshot’ view of what can be seen in our UK coastal waters. The data collected during this event will enable us to develop an idea of the distribution of whales, dolphins and porpoises around the UK. This event is a great opportunity for everyone to become involved in the research which goes into understanding and protecting these magnificent creatures. Keep an eye out for events happening near you! Please note that these dates are provisional and may be subject to change.