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Carbon and the Ocean – Could whales hold the answer to combating climate change?

Carbon and the Ocean – Could whales hold the answer to combating climate change?

The ocean is an important part of Earth’s carbon cycle as it helps with something known as carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation. Carbon sequestration is the removal of carbon dioxide gas from the Earth’s atmosphere. Carbon mitigation involves reducing emissions of carbon into the atmosphere. More recently, research has indicated that marine animals may… View more

Ice creams and Information in Looe

Ice creams and Information in Looe

Funding that we received from Polperro person, Chris Dauncey and Polperro’s own Choir Master, Phil Carrigan in May, has stretched far enough to enable us to have a second information board printed as part of our, South-West Cetacean Awareness Project. This second board was sited on the wall of Hannafore Kiosk,  Marine Drive, Hannafore, West Looe in… View more

National Whale & Dolphin Watch

National Whale & Dolphin Watch

The year has flown by, and once again we are hurtling towards out annual citizen science event, National Whale & Dolphin Watch. It’s time to send in your sightings to be included in our scientific data, that is vital for understanding the health and current status of our UK’s cetaceans. With your help we can… View more

Land Ho…Hello John Coe!

Land Ho…Hello John Coe!

Last month brought with it a whole host of marine news, with perhaps one of the most fin-tastic Newsplashes being the sightings of two killer whales, John Coe and Aquarius, swimming off the West coast of Cornwall. This encounter is special because these particular killer whale, or Orca, as they are also known, have not… View more

UK Whale & Dolphin April Sightings

UK Whale & Dolphin April Sightings

Identifying whales and dolphins has just become even easier. Our April sightings video has now been produced and released and to help you with your I.D. skills we have included photos of the different species featured. So, the more you watch our monthly sightings videos the better you will become at identifying cetaceans! It’s a win win!… View more

Get out Whale You Still Can!

Get out Whale You Still Can!

How Sperm whales in the 19th century shared ship attack information   It’s not news that cetaceans are smart, social creatures – we continue to be amazed by new studies as they materialise and the latest one on large scale communication between sperm whales in the 19th century is nothing short of fascinating. A remarkable… View more

One Donation, Twice the Impact!

One Donation, Twice the Impact!

For this week only the Big Give is going to be matching donations to support our Cardigan Bay surveys, so if you’re thinking about giving up that takeaway coffee or your takeout lunch, could you donate the difference to our cause? We won’t ask you to ‘go dry’ for dolphins but could you give up… View more

Where’s Wally?

Where’s Wally?

Wally the walrus has been causing a stir in Wales and has captured the heart of the public. While Wally’s initial appearances were sporadic and in often hard to reach places, he spent around a week in Tenby, hauling out on the RNLI slipway where he was observed- from a safe distance- by several Sea… View more

Monthly Maps!

Monthly Maps!

If you are not familiar yet with our monthly sightings maps which show different species of whales, dolphins and our lovable little harbour porpoise, then maybe this is the time to dive in! Each month we produce these handy videos that are compiled of sightings we receive from observers around the UK coasts that help… View more

Top Tips for working in Conservation

Top Tips for working in Conservation

Our Membership Director and Education Officer, Kirsten Hintner, talks about how she got into conservation in this interview with WiseOceans. She gives some top tips for those who are interested in getting into the field. Kirsten says, “It’s about sheer hard work and not giving up that makes you stand out and gets things done… View more

Raising Money for Sea Watch

Raising Money for Sea Watch

Fundraising is fantastic way to help support worthy causes and there are numerous ways which you can help support Sea Watch – keep reading to find out how you can help. The year 2020 has been a difficult one for everyone, and whale and dolphin conservation is also suffering due to government cutbacks. Every donation,… View more

Colour Me To Keep Us Free!

Colour Me To Keep Us Free!

Hi Lovelies It’s colouring in time! Taken from our children’s book, Dolphin Doodling – Colour Me to Keep us Free! this colouring in worksheet is one of many that follows the rhyming story that teaches children that whales and dolphins definitely DO NOT belong in tanks! The book also contains 4 postcards to be coloured in… View more

New Newsletter is Launched!

New Newsletter is Launched!

Issue 1 of our new exclusive Adopters newsletter was launched in July, and has gone down a storm with members. Jam-packed more than ever with features, news and articles for everyone! Marine Awareness is perfect for those who want to challenge themselves and learn about marine environmental matters going on worldwide. Cardigan Bay and Beyond is ideal… View more

New Ebook is Finally Here!

New Ebook is Finally Here!

Exclusively for Adopters, our new ebook entitled, ‘The Inside Guide to our Adoptable Dolphins’, is finally here! All 49 pages are a delight, either displaying glorious high-res photos of the dolphins taken by our own staff and interns, or dotted with maps to show you who’s been seen, with whom and where! The book begins… View more

It’s DOLPHIN DAY!

It’s DOLPHIN DAY!

Dolphins warm our hearts when we see them because they always seem like they’re so happy to see us! These energetic, playful porpoises provide not only joy for people but also help protect the marine ecosystem that is our ocean waters. Dolphin Day is a day dedicated to dolphins, aimed at educating people about dolphins… View more

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