The Welsh Sea Watchers Project would not be possible without our dedicated volunteers! There is no restriction on background, age or experience, but they all share a love for UK cetaceans and it’s time to meet some of the volunteers that make this project possible!
Meet Becky, a student at Swansea University:
As a volunteer for the Sea Watch Foundation, I’ve always been fascinated by cetaceans and their environment – aged 13 months I stared up into the eyes of an orca and have I been captivated ever since!
Recently completing a degree in Marine Biology at Swansea, and taking up a masters in Environmental Conservation this year, I thought volunteering with Sea Watch would be perfect opportunity to get involved with! Not only a keen SCUBA diver, dancer and student, I’m a licenced powerboat driver – perfect for exploring the ocean!
I wanted to be a volunteer not only to experience the prospect of some exciting sightings, but because I want to share my love of whaes and dolphins with other people – I’m keen to get kids and adults alike interested in protecting our marine mammals and raising awareness of our local species! My role not only involves cetacean watches at the Mumbles and along the beautiful Gower coastline, but to get more people involved with the organisation via social media and visiting schools and public events.
In the future I’d love to continue working with cetaceans both through my dream job in research, and helping out with organisations like Sea Watch on the side!
If you are interested in getting involved with the Welsh Sea Watchers Project, contact our Wales Development Officer Katrin on firstname.lastname@example.org for information.