Dolphinwatch celebrates the Olympics in style, with nature’s best Scottish athletes

Kirsty Nutt

Monday 8 August 2016

RSPB Dolphinwatch is celebrating the end of this year's project with an Olympic themed family fun 'fin'ale.

This weekend, 13 and 14 August, marks the end of another fantastic year at RSPB Dolphinwatch and the team is inviting everyone to celebrate with them at their finale. Visitors can learn all about the impressive athletic abilities of the bottlenose dolphins, and children can take part in the Dolphin Olympics, keeping track of their own athletic stats card to see how they match up to the dolphins' skills. There will also be games, face painting, and outdoor activities - all in addition to the usual dolphin watching opportunities.

Catherine Leatherland, People Engagement Officer at RSPB Dolphinwatch, said: "Scotland's bottlenose dolphins are amazing animals and incredible athletes. They spend their days leaping out of the water, chasing and catching fish, and swimming at fast speeds. They even have the gold medal for size, as the largest bottlenose dolphins in the world! We've had a brilliant time watching the dolphins at Torry this year, and visitors' reactions to their athletic displays have been some of our favourite moments. We're excited to share this with both new and familiar faces at our special finale event."

RSPB Scotland's Dolphinwatch team is on hand at Torry Battery from 11am-6pm on Thursday to Sunday every week, until 14 August. They have binoculars and telescopes provided by Viking Optical, and plenty of expertise to help visitors get the best experience possible. The Dolphinwatch finale will take place on 13 and 14 July from 11am - 6pm.

RSPB Dolphinwatch started in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength thanks to a partnership between RSPB Scotland, Visit Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen Harbour Board, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC).

1. The RSPB is the UK's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations.

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