Do you love whales and dolphins? Would you like to help monitor these marine mammals or simply learn a bit more about them?
From 28th July to 5th August, the team at RSPB Bempton Cliffs will be taking part in National Whale and Dolphin Watch Week.
This exciting event will highlight the amazing diversity of whales, dolphins and porpoises found in UK coastal waters, and will also be an important source of essential research data.
Expert volunteers will be stationed on the viewpoints searching the sea for marine mammals and the public are invited to help them. You don’t need to be an expert or have any previous experience, just patience and a keen eye.
The Seabird Centre will be the event’s underwater-themed hub where there will be lots of fun, games and exciting activities.
Sarah Aitken, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, said:
“We run this event every year because it’s a great way to celebrate the diversity of our marine wildlife. The data we collect is used to investigate which species we have in UK coastal waters, their distribution and to highlight marine conservation. I’d encourage anyone to get involved – just the other week we had a family of bottlenose dolphins swim past so you never know what you’ll see.’
For more information about this event visit our website www.rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs