DolphinSpotter and WhaleWatcher are the website of Robin Petch, the Chairman of Trustees and Yorkshire Regional Co-ordinator for the Sea Watch Foundation and Education Director for International Dolphin Watch.
Report a whale, dolphin or porpoise sighting. Now with ID pictures.
Story of our research boat Dolphinicity and Dolphinicity Surveys.
Facts and information about whales, dolphins and porpoises
Important news about campaigns and events -
Links to other related organisations and our sponsors.
This website is being updated to include more information about our work with Whitby WhaleWatching, including special research cruises and commercial whale watching.
www.WhitbyWhaleWatching.co.uk and Facebook and Twitter
Trips sail from Brewery Steps on St Ann's Staith, Whitby, YO21 3PW.
Owner/Skipper: Bryan Clarkson 07941 450381
If you would like to be kept updated about "Finding Fins" research trips and sightings throughout the year email me at email@example.com and ask to be put on the WhaleWatcher mailing list, which is a free service or phone/text 07768 592306.
Whitby Whale Watching works closely with the Sea Watch Foundation, sometimes with me as skipper. Our aim is to record the different species observed and also to see if any of the animals from previous years return. Perhaps sei, fin and humpback whales will once again be amongst the minkes!
Our book - Yorkshire's Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises - is now available from Blurb.com & Blurb.co.uk
Click here to order
DolphinSpotter is a UK non-profit organisation for the study and protection of wild dolphins, working closely with the SeaWatch Foundation, International Dolphin Watch and other groups. Look at our DolphinLinks for details of these and other organisations.
DolphinFacts provides interesting information about whales, dolphins and porpoises and the DolphinNews pages will keep you updated on events around the world.
The Dolphinicity pages include a biography of Robin Petch and Kris Simpson, the Project Directors, and tell the story of our research boat, the 32' motor sailer Dolphinicity is for sale to the best offer!
This site is updated as often as we can manage and the core information on Dolphinspotter - reporting sightings, DolphinFacts – educational information and DolphinLinks is always current.
Our thanks as ever to who sponsor our mobile communications .
Spotted a whale, dolphin or porpoise? Follow the Dolphinspotter link and let us know! More details below.
Found a stranded whale, dolphin or porpoise? See the British Divers Marine Life Rescue link below.
Spotted a whale/dolphin/porpoise? TELL US – We’d love to know what you’ve seen!
Why report whale, dolphin and porpoise sightings to Dolphinspotter and the Sea Watch Foundation?
By reporting any sightings, you are helping to add information to the National Database held by the SeaWatch Foundation. This is used to focus research and conservation efforts in the areas where they are most often found. If you see anything, please let us know. Report sightings to us here or online at www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk
We are Yorkshire Regional Co-ordinators for the SeaWatch Foundation. If you would like to get involved and become a regular watcher, or have seen a whale, dolphin or porpoise recently, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Report live stranded whales, dolphins and porpoises to British Divers Marine Life Rescue
Ring BDMLR on 01825 765546 or 07787 433412
Become a Marine Mammal Medic with British Divers Marine Life Rescue
You don't have to be a diver, but you should be confident in and around water. BDMLR run training courses so that you can help when seals, porpoises, dolphins and whales are sick, injured or stranded around our coasts. Ring BDMLR on 01825 765546 or log on to www.bdmlr.org.uk for details.