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Big Watch Weekend Events

Join ERIC North East and ORCA for a landmark cetacean data collection exercise along the North Sea coast in July 2013!  

Collaborating with local marine conservation charities; Sea Watch Foundation, MARINELife and the North Sea Wildlife Trusts, we will be recruiting and training a network of survey volunteers to work together recording sightings of whales, dolphins and porpoises over a ‘Big Watch Weekend’.

Explore the map below to find out where you can join in...

KEY: Blue = public watch; Pink = boat trip/other activities; Yellow = private watch

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If you want to attend a watch event, it would be useful for you to come along to ORCA's Big North East Whale Watch Guide evening lecture at the Great North Museum: Hancock, Tuesday 23rd July, 7pm - 8pm

Booking is essential. Please email your completed booking form to Katherine Pinnock at or call 0191 2225158 to find out more.             

Please note that if the weather conditions are particularly bad, public watches will not be going ahead. Contact Katherine on 0191 222 5158 to check.