SeaScapes Sea Watch Observer

SeaScapes Sea Watch Observer

Location: The South Tyneside – Sunderland – Durham - Hartlepool coast., Blackhall Rocks
Blackhall Colliery, TS27 4DG
Are you passionate about protecting marine wildlife? Do you have a special interest in cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises)? Do you live in South Tyneside, Sunderland, Durham or Hartlepool? Could you help us to learn more about these area’s cetacean populations by regularly carrying out surveys?

Position details




Any Day



Contact details

Dorinda Kealoha: or 0191 5843112

Cetaceans are a common sight in UK waters, with regular sightings of minke whales, harbour porpoise, white beaked dolphins and even humpback whales, off the North East coastline. Despite this, cetaceans face numerous threats from human activities. If we are to further the protection of cetaceans in our waters then more information on their numbers and locations is required. SeaScapes, Durham Wildlife Trust and Sea Watch Foundation are teaming up to improve data collection in the Tyne to Tees area and would like the help of passionate volunteers to become dedicated SeaScapes Sea Watch Observers to help us achieve this

By becoming a SeaScapes Sea Watch Observer, you will provide important information about how, where and when cetaceans use our coastal waters, enabling us to better protect these animals using conservation measures. Anyone can be an Observer: all you need is enthusiasm, a pair of binoculars (provided) and a little patience. If you enjoy spending time by the coast regularly, why not take time to record what you see – and what you don’t?!

For full details of this volunteer opportunity, please read the role description and project information in the documents below.

To apply for this role please download an application form below. Alternatively, please contact or call 0191 5843112 to request one.

The deadline for this round of volunteer applications is Friday 2nd July 2021

Attendance at the SeaScapes Sea Watch Observer training course is essential. The next online course will take place on Saturday 3rd July 2021 and will be a half day course from approximately 9am until 1pm.

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