On May 12th the Durlston Country Park has hosted Catherine de Bertrand our Regional Coordinator for Dorset who talked about her work and her involvement with Sea Watch. Here is her story!
I had a lovely time in the Durlston Country Park, fourteen people turned up for the talk, including a few members of the Durlston dolphin watch group and they were all really interested to hear about the work of Sea Watch Foundation. People were also very interested in picking up some more tips on species identification, in fact we spent quite a while looking at the differences between a harbour porpoise and bottlenose dolphin, as they are both regularly seen in the area.
After the talk we took a walk to the cliffs to see if there were any cetaceans. One of the rangers, Ali came with us and he was telling us about the different species of sea birds which are sighted in the area. We also walked to the dolphin watch shelter, which is used by the dolphin watch group for their dedicated watches.
Unfortunately, we didn’t have any sightings but I think we now have at least a few new people keen to become regular observers for Durlston and Sea Watch!