Calling all wildlife enthusiasts - we need you to help us watch whales and document dolphins!
The Sea Watch Foundation is hosting a Whale and dolphin ID day at Mull of Galloway RSPB Reserve on Sunday 7th June from 10am-1pm.
If you are interested in learning about whales, dolphins and porpoises and how to identify them, this training day hosted by Dumfries and Galloway Environmental Resources Centre to celebrate World Ocean Day is a fantastic opportunity to become part of the Sea Watch Foundation sightings network and to gain insight into the cetaceans of British and Irish waters.
Sea Watch Foundation, through its continuous programme of research and monitoring, provides invaluable information on changes to the status and distribution of cetacean populations and the condition of their habitats.
This is used to raise awareness of any issues and prompt environmental change to help conserve and protect these mysterious creatures.
To get involved in the work of Sea Watch why not come on down to the Visitor Centre at Mull of Galloway RSPB Reserve at 10am on June 7th. The training day will be kicking off with a presentation which will be followed by a watch from the adjacent clifftops looking out for harbour porpoise, bottlenose dolphin, common dolphin and minke whale.
What a great way to show your passion for the big blue on World Oceans Day 2015!
Bring binoculars, suitable outdoor clothes, a folding stool/chair or sit-mat (if you wish) and food/drink or tempt yourself at the Gallie Craig café nearby.
The cost is free but donations are gratefully received.
Please contact DGERC to book a place - all participants booking will receive a free laminated ID guide. If you can’t commit to booking, feel free to join us at the clifftop watchpoint between 11am and 1pm.
Sightings will of course depend on the weather, sea conditions and some good luck!