Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to encounter blue whales off the coast of Mirissa, Sri Lanka. WDC has been active in the region since 2012, giving workshops to whale watching operators on the ground as part of our Project BLUEprint initiative.
The WDC Shorewatch team have been recording some really exciting sightings: pygmy sperm whales from the Western Isles, sperm whales from the Moray Coast and orca from the North coast; but why does all this data matter?
Update by Anna Inman
Thanks to all Shorewatchers who took part in another exciting Big Watch Weekend!
While out on an unplanned and unexpected boat trip last Sunday I was really pleased to see a group of dolphins heading west past Hopeman on the Moray Firth coast.
Update by Emma Steel
We have had a very dry spell of weather up here in the Moray Firth area of Scotland for a long time and at long last there has been some heavy rain to raise the river levels a little and this means that the migratory salmon will start running in from the sea again after a week or two of little activity.
'ORCA!!!!' That was the new command billowing from my human during our visit to Duncansby Head, Caithness, Scotland.
Orca Awareness Month 2017