We have a sneaky suspicion that Dolphins and Porpoises are in the Estuary, and we have had reports that they swim past the Pier to feed at high tide and we have made it our mission to find them.
We have partnered with Seawatch a national marine environmental charity, working to improve the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the seas around Britain and Ireland.
On April 28th come along to training in how to carry out coastal watches for dolphins and porpoises from Vanessa Lloyd of the Sea Watch Foundation. The session will start with an introduction in the Pier’s Porthole Room for an illustrated talk on the general biology and classification of cetacean species, species identification, conservation issues and recommended survey methodology.
Then we will go out on deck for a land watch at the end of the Pier to put our skills into practice.
There will be regular monthly watch dates from the Pier Head in the months following this training and we encourage you to come along and get involved.
No special equipment required but please wear outdoor clothes.
Notoriously tricky to spot, the Clevedon cetacean is tricky to see and may not appear on the day of your training.
Tickets cost £6 per person.