I am a cetacean naturalist, presenter, photographer and enrichment speaker as well as a wildlife and whale watching boat skipper.
I also work as the Sea Watch Foundation Ambassador. The charity is a world-renowned cetacean research charity based in the UK and a pioneer of citizen science in the field. You can find out more at https://members.seawatchfoundation.org.uk
ONLINE TALKS My latest venture is the launch of my online talks, about whales, dolphins and porpoises, marine conservation and other topics. Watch here or contact me for the latest details.
FREE ZOOM TALK – Thursday 12th May @8pm UK time
UK Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
What can you see, where can you see them, how can you help?
Did you know, there have been 30 species of cetaceans found in UK waters, yes really, 30! Some of them are very rare indeed but others can be seen regularly and this talk will focus particularly on these and show you some of the best places to find them! Photographs and video will help you learn a little about how to identify them and the behaviours you might observe and there’ll be some “fascinating facts” too! If you love whales and dolphins, and would like to find out more about them, then this is the talk for you!
We’ll also explore some of the work being done to study and protect them and how you can get involved with the research!
The talk will be approximately 50 minutes to an hour, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and find out more for around 20 minutes.
Pre-register now at: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jNs3UVFST6S3ygSyUihFyw
Although the webinar is FREE it is given to raise funds for, and awareness of, Sea Watch Foundation and providing this service has it’s own costs and expenses to cover. Please support us by making a donation (typically £5-£10 but whatever you can afford) to: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=Z4F57FYM6X9GU
I hope to see you at 8pm on Thursday 12th May. Register now for reminders and updates!
ORCA WATCH LIVE! If you missed this excellent week of online events, with your truly as host, the shows are available FREE on the Sea Watch Foundation YouTube channel here. Learn about the Scottish Killer Whale Photo Identification Catalogue 2021, watch our Final Roundup and discover the sightings from each day.
There are also links to my original Dolphinspotter project and International Dolphin Watch. You will also discover how to enjoy wildlife and whale watching trips with Whitby Whale Watching off the beautiful Yorkshire Coast and with recommended operators elsewhere in the world.
Book me for a talk: You can book me for entertaining and educational whale and dolphin or marine conservation talks and/or training for your group or society. Costs for small groups start at £75 plus travel expenses or if you’d prefer I can offer virtual talks, using Zoom.
Free Mailing List: Just write to me at robin@TheWhaleandDolphinMan.co.uk and ask to be added to the list. I will not share your details with anyone and a few times a year you will receive my newsletter with updates about my activities, interesting whale and dolphin research and encounters and other marine conservation news.
Wildlife DVDs and Photographs for sale
Viking World Cruise 2020 DVDs! Finally Available!
There are two available, Los Angeles to Sydney and Sydney to Dubai, each with over 300 photographs and video clips mainly of wildlife at sea and ashore but also scenery and the beautiful Viking Sun and activity on board including some of the special end of cruise concert. COST: £20 (UK/PAL) or £25/US$30* (Overseas – PAL or NTSC) for each DVD or…
SPECIAL 2 DVD OFFER – £35 (US$47.50*) to any destination
TO ORDER, log in and pay with PayPal at paypal.me/RobinPetch providing your name and address and specify which DVD(s) and the format: PAL (UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand) or NTSC (USA, Canada) in the notes. The cost includes p&p and a 20% donation to the Sea Watch Foundation.
NEW! I now have a PicFair Photography Store where you can buy digital copies of some of my prints or even buy framed prints or canvasses! Please check out https://robinpetch.picfair.com/ to see what is currently available and remember the proceeds support my work and Sea Watch.
BUY OUR BOOK! Click on the title to preview or buy “Yorkshire’s Whales Dolphins and Porpoises” from the Blurb.co.uk website.
As Ambassador for Sea Watch Foundation, I have created and administer the My Sea Watch membership scheme. From as little as £3.50/month you can support this vital work studying and protecting UK cetaceans and in return receive a superb monthly Bulletin and quarterly Sea Watcher Magazine. Visit https://members.seawatchfoundation.org.uk to find out more or to download the first ever issue free of charge!