Aug 1, 2017

National Whale and Dolphin Watch Week

Why not get out on the coast and watch for whales and dolphins this week?


The aim of this event is to give a general “snapshot” of what is in UK coastal waters over a short period of time. As well as gaining valuable research data, we hope this will draw attention to the conservation of our marine environment.


Harbour Porpoise


A staggering 29 species of whale and dolphin have been recorded in our waters, more than a quarter of the entire British mammal fauna. It is possible to see a whale in various parts of Britain and, in a number of localities, there are resident populations of a range of dolphin species. The most commonly reported species are bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise and minke whale, depending on where you are in the British Isles.


There are several guided watches led by Cumbria Wildlife Trust taking place on the Cumbrian coast. Click here for more information.


There are no organised events along the Dumfries and Galloway Coast but you can always go out and have a look then report any sightings to Sea Watch Foundation. For more information click here

Solway Firth Partnership