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 – Sunday 16th January @8pm UK time
Iconic Species: Bottlenose Dolphin
Discover why this is the best known of all dolphin species and learn what the latest research tells us about intelligence, hunting techniques and social activity.
There are around 90 species of cetacean currently recognised but few are as well known as the bottlenose dolphin. This talk will cover some of the studies around the world that have uncovered the secrets of this enigmatic and intelligent creature and explore the behaviours observed in wild populations.
Our two UK semi-resident populations in Cardigan Bay and the Moray Firth/Yorkshire and North East Coast will of course feature in the presentation!
I hope you will join me.
Pre-register for the talk, and receive reminders of time and date, here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vuZI8f7tSzuphhciyrVfiA
This webinar is FREE but is given to raise funds for, and awareness of, Sea Watch Foundation and has it’s own costs and expenses to cover. Please do consider making a donation (typically £5-£10 but whatever you can afford) to: https://www.paypal.com/donate
Please pre-register now and join me on Sunday 16th November @8pm!
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!