Organised by the marine research charity, the Sea Watch Foundation, and sponsored by BG Group, The National Whale and Dolphin Watch is in its eighteenth year. Since the event began, thousands of sightings have been made in locations from the Channel Islands and the Scillies to the Shetland Isles and it has provided invaluable information about the UK’s marine mammals.
During the Watch, trained coordinators will be holding watches at locations around the coast of England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. Anyone can join the coordinators to help record sightings - it’s free. Alternatively individuals can send in records of any sightings they make independently during the Watch period.
For more information, visit www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk.
Supporters can also help Sea Watch Foundation by ‘adopting’ a Cardigan Bay dolphin via www.adoptadolphin.org.uk.