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Latest Past Events

National Whale and Dolphin Watch

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!

National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2023 Training

This free training event is for anyone who wants to learn how to survey cetaceans and record environmental data as part of National Whale and Dolphin Watch. The event will cover the following topics: Cetacean identification and behavior Surveying techniques Data recording Environmental data recording The event will be led by experienced Sea Watch Foundation staff and volunteers.

Orca Watch 2023 (Save the Date)

John O'Groats John O' Groats

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 this link or look for Orca Watch under the Get Involved menu.  Please note: these are preliminary dates and are subject to change.