Whale and dol­phin watch ap­peal

The Oban Times - - News -

THE SEA Watch Foun­da­tion is call­ing on peo­ple to get in­volved with the Na­tional Whale and Dol­phin Watch.

For more than 40 years, Sea Watch Foun­da­tion sci­en­tists and vol­un­teer ob­servers have been re­port­ing on whales, dol­phins and por­poises (cetaceans) to in­form Sea Watch’s huge data­base of records.

Minke whales have been show­ing a strong pres­ence in the He­brides, whilst har­bour por­poise have been seen all around the Scot­tish coast­line.

Kathy James, sight­ings of­fi­cer for the re­search char­ity, said: ‘With­out re­ports from the pub­lic on th­ese mag­nif­i­cent an­i­mals we can­not com­pile data to be used for their pro­tec­tion. We’re look­ing for peo­ple to ar­range a watch and to re­port the an­i­mals they see.’

See also page 19.

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