Hello and welcome all to National Whale and Dolphin Watch Dairies 2021! Let’s take a look at the weekend highlights.
July 30th, 2021
There were 59 watches today; 17 in Scotland, 7 in Wales, 33 England, and 2 in the Channel Islands. We’ve had a great start to the watch with 71 sightings reported (and more are streaming in as we speak) of 6 different marine species. Check the map below to see some of the sightings which were verified by our Sightings Team:
- Bottlenose dolphin
- Grey seal
- Harbour porpoise
- Minke whale
- Risso’s dolphin
- Common dolphin
We’ve had reports of a pod of twenty-one bottlenose dolphins off Burghead, Moray by Alan Airey, which were feeding and leaping out of the water with gannets flying above their head waiting to dive and catch a fish to eat. Risso’s dolphins were only sighted off Holm, Ross-shire from Hebridean Adventures, one of our recommended boat operators. The pod was sighted travelling through the area.
To see the full list of all verified sightings recorded during National Whale and Dolphin Watch click here.
Please remember to keep submitting your sightings online via our sightings form or using the Sea Watcher App before you submit your recording forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that records of species absence are just as important! So please send in your recording forms even if you don’t see any cetaceans.
You have until midnight on the 15th of August to return your recording forms or let us know you submitted all your data via the App, for a chance to win prizes from our amazing sponsors! Go to our competition page to find our more.
Don’t forget to join our on-site and online events during the NWDW week! For more information check this page and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers at email@example.com.
I would love to hear from you about how you’re getting on with the National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2021. If you’d like to be featured in one of the diary entries, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us all about it! Please write “NWDW 2021 Diaries” in your email subject line.
Thank you to all our official partners who are greatly contributing to the success of this year’s National Whale and Dolphin Watch.
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See you tomorrow for Days 8 & 9!
SWF Sightings Officer
NWDW Lead Organizer
NWDW Feature Blogger