National Whale and Dolphin Watch 2023

National Whale and Dolphin Watch
Saturday 29 July 2023 - 00:00 to Sunday 6 August 2023 - 00:00

throughout UK

Sea Watch Foundation

Citizen Science Event to Monitor UK’s Marine Mammals

The Sea Watch Foundation is delighted to announce the return of National Whale and Dolphin Watch, a week-long citizen science event taking place from 29 July to 6 August 2023.

Volunteers across the UK are invited to join trained experts at designated watch sites around the country to observe and record sightings of marine mammals. By collecting this data, the event contributes to ongoing scientific research, helping to monitor population trends, distribution, and behaviour of these amazing creatures.

Now in its 22nd year, National Whale and Dolphin Watch has become an important event for citizen scientists, researchers, and wildlife enthusiasts. Last year, over 1,000 volunteers participated, recording sightings of 13 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Memorable sightings included sei whales in the Outer Hebrides, striped dolphins off Cornwall, and 14 sightings of orca! We hope this year will be even bigger and more exciting than ever before.

More info here