National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2022

UK Wide

A staggering 30 species of whale and dolphin have been recorded in our waters, more than a quarter of the entire British mammal fauna but despite this there is little awareness in the UK of the tremendous diversity of whales, dolphins and porpoises to be found around our shores. The aim of Sea Watch's National Whale and Dolphin Watch is to give a general “snapshot” of what can be seen in UK coastal waters over a short period of time. The beauty of this citizen science event is that anyone who is in the UK during this time can be involved! So, whether you are planning a trip to the coast, travelling on a ferry in UK waters, sailing for fun, or just near the coast – you will have the perfect opportunity to take part! We are looking for people to conduct organised watches or events all around the coast but incidental sightings are also always welcome! For more information, visit our National Whale and Dolphin Watch page: https://www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/nwdw/

Rockpool Safari

Dolau Beach, New Quay

Join us for a rockpool safari in New Quay - all ages welcome. We'll be meeting on the Pier to head down to Dolau Beach to see what we can find in the rockpools. Lead by our interns we will provide laminated ID sheets to refer to. Please wear sensible footwear and clothing, children must be supervised at all times. Please note: timing is subject to change due to tide times.

Rockpool Safari

Dolau Beach, New Quay

Join us for a rockpool safari in New Quay - all ages welcome. We'll be meeting on the Pier to head down to Dolau Beach to see what we can find in the rockpools. Lead by our interns we will provide laminated ID sheets to refer to. Please wear sensible footwear and clothing, children must be supervised at all times. Please note: timing is subject to change due to tide times.

Orca Watch 2023 (Save the Date)

John O'Groats John O' Groats, Caithness

All being well, we'll 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, and how to apply as an Orca Watch Volunteer Observer, go to: www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/orca-watch-2022/ or look for Orca Watch under the Get Involved menu.  Please note: these are preliminary dates and are subject to change.